March 26, 2023

Chicago Prosecutor to Drop Sex Abuse Charges Against R. Kelly

Monday, Prepare dinner County State’s Legal professional Kim Foxx mentioned her workplace could be dropping ten sex-abuse expenses in opposition to disgraced singer R. Kelly following his two federal court docket convictions and multi-decade jail sentence that ought to assure he received’t see the sunshine of day.

Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is already serving a 30-year jail sentence on expenses of federal racketeering and sex- trafficking after being convicted in Brooklyn final 12 months. The 56-year-old is presently awaiting sentencing in a second federal case in Chicago.

“Mr. Kelly is potentially looking at a possibility of never walking out of prison again for the crimes that he’s committed,” Foxx mentioned. “This office, in the pursuit of justice for the victims in our indictment as well as those across the country, worked tirelessly to get us to this point. While today’s cases are no longer being pursued, we believe that justice has been served and the sentences that have already been handed down to Mr. Kelly, as well as the sentence that will come down next month.”

Foxx additionally famous that she spoke with every of the 4 alleged victims earlier than making the ultimate willpower to drop the fees, that are mentioned to be formally dropped Tuesday.

Within the case, which was introduced on in 2019, Kelly was accused of sexually abusing 4 folks (three of whom have been minors) between Might 1998 and January 2010. He was dealing with three to seven years in jail for every cost if convicted.

Kelly nonetheless faces expenses in Minnesota for allegedly partaking in prostitution with a minor and soliciting a minor for sexual functions.