R. Kelly’s Lawyer Requests Bail Release After Coronavirus Crisis Pushes Back Sexual Abuse Trial
Aside from bribing charge for obtaining fake ID for Aaliyah, the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer is facing a number of other criminal charges related to sexual misconduct involving underage girls.
- Apr 17, 2020
AceShowbiz – R. Kelly‘s sexual abuse trial in New York has been postponed to the end of September due to the coronavirus crisis.
The judge overseeing the case has ruled that a July 7 start date is unlikely in light of the pandemic, prompting the singer’s lawyer to file a motion requesting a bail release, citing a number of COVID-19 cases in the Chicago, Illinois jail, where he is being held.
The Manhattan judge did not rule on the motion at a hearing on Thursday, April 16, but noted that the judge overseeing a separate federal case against Kelly would also have to sign off on any release.
The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer is facing a number of criminal charges all related to sexual misconduct and sex acts, with some revolving around underage girls.
He is also charged with bribing an Illinois official to obtain a fake identification for the singer Aaliyah, so they could get married. She was 15 at the time.
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