Thursday, October 6, 2022

R Kelly Charged with 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse: Reports

R. Kelly

*Another high profile black man is having a really, really bad day in the Chicago judicial system today. And like Jussie Smollett yesterday,  R. Kelly is dealing with the legal system because of questionable decisions he and he alone made.

Here’s the deal. Prosecutors  have filed charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against Kelly, according to multiple reports.

The Chicago Sun-Times – citing legal records – is reporting that Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County.

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The charges come nearly two weeks after a man gave authorities new footage that purportedly showed Kelly engaging in sexual acts with an underage girl. The man’s attorney, Michael Avenatti – who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her case against President Trump –  told CNN last week that the man was a whistleblower. Avenatti said the man “worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades and he met the girl on a number of occasions.”

On Friday, Avenatti seemed to announce the charges against Kelly with a two word tweet: “It’s over.”

“After 25 years of serial sexual abuse and assault of underage girls, the day of reckoning for R. Kelly has arrived,” he wrote in a subsequent tweet.

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Avenatti also said that his office has been retained by “multiple clients” in connection with accusations against Kelly and added that the evidence included “a VHS videotape of Mr. Kelly engaging in multiple sexual assaults of a girl underage. This take, which is clear, is approximately 45 minutes in length and has never been publicly disclosed or, until recently, provided to law enforcement.”

In a comment about the news of Kelly  being charged, activist Najee Ali, who heads Project Islamic Hope,  had this to say:

“R. Kelly, who I have long believed to be a pedophile, will have his day in court again. The ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County that R. Kelly is facing are very serious charges that hopefully the jury can get right this time and bring this pedophile to justice.”

He added …

“R.Kelly belongs in prison and hopefully he can get the help he needs to stop preying and sexually assaulting our children. Once again I will be outside the courtroom with my fellow activists demanding that R.Kelly be held accountable for sexual abuse of minors.”

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