A federal judge has ordered Robert Kelly to remain in custody on his real name. At the end of Friday’s hearing, R. Kelly was transferred to Chicago where another hearing was set for September 4.
Accused of several decades of instigating minors to have sex with him and even constitute a network of sex slaves, the singer is at the center of a series of procedures launched since the beginning of the year.
Earlier this year, the author and performer of the play “I Believe I Can Fly” appeared before an Illinois state court.
On July 16, he pleaded not guilty to all 18 charges before the federal court in Chicago.
The federal prosecutor in his hometown accused him of sex with minors, a federal offense under certain conditions. He blamed the 52-year-old musician and producer for filming some of these sexual relations.
If convicted, R. Kelly faces a sentence of at least 15 years in prison and up to 195 years, just for his charges in Chicago, writes Variety.
In the ongoing Brooklyn lawsuit, he is charged with sex with minors but without being accused of kidnapping, threatening and filming, without their knowledge, several young girls and women in four different states.