R. Kelly, who hours ago was indicted on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, involving four alleged victims, has turned himself in to Chicago Police.
Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, tweeted that the singer would surrender himself to police. He later told reporters that he believes his client is an “innocent man”.
“I think all the women are lying,” Greenberg said.
Kelly’s arrest comes after attorney Michael Avenatti announced his office had obtained a sex tape which featured Kelly allegedly engaging in sexual acts with an underage girl. The videotape was handed over to the State’s Attorney Office.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Kelly is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday (Central Time) for a bail hearing. Arraignment is set for March 8.
R. Kelly is in custody.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) February 23, 2019
Multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Kelly date back over 20 years. In 2008, Kelly was acquitted of all counts of child pornography charges.
Most recently, the public campaign against the singer gained momentum after the release of the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly. In it, a number of former colleagues and associates speak out against the singer.
Upon Kelly’s indictment, Avenatti tweeted “It’s over.”
“After 25 years of serial sexual abuse and assault of underage girls, the day of reckoning for R Kelly has arrived.”
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