Since he claims that the parents "gave" the girls to him, nothing wrong was done.
Embattled singer R. Kelly was taken into custody following a court appearance this afternoon for unpaid child support.
Kelly, who was spotted in cuffs after the hearing in Chicago, will be processed and taken to jail later today. If he makes the payment -- around $161,000 -- he will be released from custody, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Department.
The amount has to be paid in full, the sheriff's department said.
Damn, talk about stupid is as stupid does. He just admitted on camera to human trafficking.Since he claims that the parents "gave" the girls to him, nothing wrong was done.
A Pennsylvania man was cleaning out an old videotape collection when he found what he thought was a recording of R&B singer R Kelly in concert, but instead turned out to show a man who appeared to be Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney said on Sunday.
.... the girls in the video were underage because they appeared to be prepubescent.
Greenberg said the question being asked should be “what are these people doing possessing what they obviously believe is child pornography in their VHS collection and what the authorities are going to do”.
Gloria Allred client ‘disgusted and horrified’ after finding tape he says shows man who appears to be Kelly, who faces 10 counts of aggravated sexual abusewww.theguardian.com
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48050242Singer R. Kelly has lost a civil court case by default after failing to respond to a legal case brought by a woman who accused him of sexual abuse.
He failed to turn up at a court in Chicago, leading a judge to pass the ruling against him.
The woman, identified only as HW, accused Kelly of repeatedly having sex with her when she was a minor.
She is also one of four accusers in a separate criminal case. He has pleaded not guilty and denied any wrongdoing.
In her civil lawsuit, HW claimed the R&B singer initiated a sexual relationship with her 20 years ago when she was 16. The age of consent in Illinois is 17.
The judge will determine how much Kelly should pay in damages next month.
The victim sued the singer in February, a day before Kelly was arrested on 10 charges of sexual abuse.
CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges on Thursday, including four counts that carry a maximum prison term of 30 years in prison.
Prosecutors did not ask the judge to raise the bond amount for Kelly during the brief hearing in Cook County court.
Kelly stood with his hands folded in front of him and listened to Judge Lawrence Flood describe the charges to him. When Flood asked if he understood, Kelly, responded, “Yes, sir.” The Grammy award-winning singer, who has denied any wrongdoing, left without speaking to reporters. A status hearing was scheduled for June 26.
Among the 11 new counts are four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. That is more than four times as long as the maximum term for each of the 10 counts Kelly was originally charged with in February.
Kelly’s defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, said after the hearing that he couldn’t speculate as to why prosecutors brought the new charges, which pertain to one of the four women he was charged in February with sexually abusing years ago, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred.
According to the new indictment, the first eight counts are from encounters that allegedly occurred between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2010. Three others pertain to alleged encounters between May 1, 2009, and Jan. 31, 2010.
Among other things, prosecutors allege that Kelly used force or threatened to do so to pressure the accuser into sex or to perform oral sex on him. Since she was underage at the time, the statute of limitations for bringing charges was extended to 20 years from her 18th birthday, they wrote.
A woman has come forward to say publicly that 11 new felony counts stem from allegations she made about the R&B singer.
Jerhonda Pace wrote on her Facebook page that she’s the accuser identified as “J.P.” in court documents. Anticipating an angry reaction by Kelly’s fans, Pace — one of four women Kelly is charged with sexually abusing — wrote that “no matter how “wrong” you think I am, the law is on my side, a MINOR at the time.”
The Associated Press doesn’t usually name alleged victims of sexual assault, but Pace has gone public with her allegations.