Transcript for R. Kelly held without bond
Prosecutors called. In the illegally case alone federal prosecutors say. Kelly faces a maximum. Of a hundred in 95 years in prison if convicted. The only words out of charges federal judge Carrie line Weber called extraordinarily serious is he denied Kelly's bond. Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg try to argue his client is not a flight risk because he's broke his always shown up for court cases in the past and Greenberg said. Unlike the singer's famous song I can believe I can fly Kelly doesn't like to fly. But federal prosecutors called a 52 year old celebrity in extreme danger to humans especially minor girls. The feds allege Kelly sexually abused a dozen women and girls some as young is middle school. Prosecutors also argue Kelly is a serious risk for obstruction of justice. Kelly's accuser paying opt witnesses. In his 208 Illinois case in paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover sex tapes Kelly faces multiple counts in Illinois and New York you'll returning to the courthouse in Chicago on September 4. In the meantime federal prosecutors are trying to work out the logistics for Kelly to be arraigned in New York. It may be done by video conference. In Chicago Sarah Schulte for ABC news.
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