R. Kelly Charged With Multiple Counts of Sexual Abuse

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Posted: Feb 22, 2019 2:10 PM
R. Kelly Charged With Multiple Counts of Sexual Abuse

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Musician R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse charges, including sexual encounters with underage girls. There have been abuse allegations against the R&B singer for decades.

The indictment comes nearly a week after prosecutors provided the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago a new videotape that reportedly shows R. Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

"Surviving R. Kelly," a documentary series that premiered this year on Lifetime, featured several women who say they are survivors of R. Kelly's misdeeds. 

At a press conference in Chicago, prosecutors revealed that four victims came forward with the allegations. Some of the charges date back to 1998. 

R. Kelly, 52, is expected in court on March 8.

This post has been updated.