R. Kelly bail set at $1 million for sex abuse charges

The 52-year old embattled star, whose given name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, had turned himself into Chicago police late Friday.
1:36 | 02/23/19

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Transcript for R. Kelly bail set at $1 million for sex abuse charges
The judge calling the allegations against Kelly disturbing. Ordering him to be held on one million dollars bond the singer who turned himself into authorities in Chicago last night after emerging from his recording studio faces charges of sexually abusing four women. Authorities say three of those alleged victims were between the ages of thirteen and seventeen. The incidents reportedly took place between 1998 and 2010. In a news conference to date Kelly's attorney described the impact that case is taking on his client. He's devastated. Here is someone who wrote one point was a huge star. And now we sitting behind bars even if it's just brigade Kelly's arrest comes just weeks after the release of the lifetime documentary surviving. The series in which multiple women accused the singer of sexual abuse in the process reignited calls for him to be investigated. Attorney Michael of an bodies says he provided authorities with a crucial break in the case. That tape which we provided earlier this month. Includes. Two scenes shot on two separate days act mr. Kelly's home. It does not include the same footage at issue in the 2008. Trial. In 2008 Kelly was acquitted of possessing child pornography. After tape emerged reportedly showing sexual acts with a minor both Kelly and the young woman denied they were the people in the video. Yes miles back. Each of the ten charges carries up to seven years in prison. Lindsey Davis ABC news Chicago.

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