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Chicago (CNN)A judge in Chicago set bond for R. Kelly at $1 million Saturday on charges the vocalist sexually abused 4 women from 1998 to 2010.
The vocalist, whose complete name is Robert Kelly, was detained and prosecuted Friday
on 10 counts of worsened criminal sexual assault including 4 declared victims.
A Cook County judge set bond at $250,000 for each case. Kelly, among the most effective R&B acts in history, requires to present $100,000 to make bail.
Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg stated Kelly and his defense group are “really delighted” with the bond which it appears “sensible and reasonable offered the claims.”
“Right now he’s presumed innocent,” he stated. “We have not seen any factor to think that these claims are reliable.”
Greenberg stated Friday that he believes “all the ladies are lying.”
“Mr. Kelly is strong, he’s got a great deal of assistance and he’s going to be vindicated on all these charges– one by one if it needs to be.”
Kelly turned himself in Friday night, simply hours after Chicago authorities provided a warrant for his arrest. He got here in a big, black van using a hoodie under an electrical blue puffer coat. He learnt a sea of press reporters asking concerns such as “What do you need to state to the fans?” and “What do you need to state to the black females of Chicago?”
Kelly did not react. He was handcuffed and led away by authorities when he went into the structure. His arraignment is set for March 8.
New proof includes a tape and a minor woman
A grand jury was assembled in Cook County
this month in connection with brand-new accusations versus Kelly, 2 sources near the case informed CNN.
Greenberg informed CNN this month that he had actually not been alerted of a grand jury. Days prior to, lawyer Michael Avenatti revealed he had actually offered the State’s Attorney’s Office a video
that he stated revealed Kelly making love with a minor woman.
“This tape leaves no concern regarding whether R. Kelly is guilty of several sexual, prohibited acts versus a 14-year-old lady,” he informed press reporters Friday. He stated Foxx’s examination was “extremely comprehensive … devoted and systematic.”
CNN has actually seen the VHS tape, which is 42 minutes and 45 seconds, specific and clear. It appears to reveal Kelly making love with a lady who describes her body parts as 14 years of ages.
Homeland Security Investigations is associated with an examination of Kelly, a United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities stated. The authorities did not offer any information.
In a press conference Friday, his lawyer informed press reporters he did not understand what was on the tape.
Attorney points out double jeopardy in old claims
Greenberg brought a point of contention to among the cases in the indictment.
“One of the charges appears to include the very same supposed victim from the earlier case and double jeopardy must disallow that case,” he stated.
But the charges in the 2008 case were kid porn charges, and various from the exacerbated sexual assault charges Kelly presently deals with.
Kelly has actually been related to allegations of abuse, adjustment and improper encounters
with women and girls for more than twenty years. He has actually highly rejected the allegations.
What is on the current video mirrors a few of the supposed acts for which Kelly was detained in a kid porn case in 2002 when he was 35 and after that acquitted 6 years later on.
He has actually been taken legal action against by numerous females implicating him of making love with them when they were underage. The majority of cases, with the exception of the trial where he was acquitted, have actually been settled out of court.
There has actually been a growing motion versus him, consisting of the #MuteRKelly project to stop his music being played. His hits consist of “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Ignition.”