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R. Kelly Charged With Ten Counts Of Criminal Sexual Abuse

Chicago prosecutors charged R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims on Friday.

Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, was indicted before a Cook County grand jury, State Attorney Kim Foxx announced during a press briefing. The victims were identified by their initials only. Three of the victims were under the age of 17 when the alleged sexual assaults occurred. The incidents range from 1998 to 2010.

Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a class 2 felony with a sentencing range of three to seven years per count. It is also probational. “We anticipate that Mr. Kelly will appear in bond court tomorrow afternoon,” said Foxx to close her briefing.

Records indicate that his first court date related to the charges is set for March 8.

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