Disgraced R. Kelly is back in court on new sex-crime charges in Chicago
Slain R&B musician Robert Kelly appeared in court again this week to face new sex crime charges in the United States of America.
Kelly is already serving 30 years behind bars for sex crimes, but he was indicted on new charges and jury selection began Monday.
AFP reports that jury selection began Monday in the latest case to be heard in the 55-year-old’s hometown of Chicago.
Award winner Robert Sylvester Kelly was convicted and sentenced in New York in September for his role in recruiting teenagers and women for sex.
The I’m a bad person The singer was found guilty of eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering.
In the Chicago case, Kelly and two former associates are reportedly accused of tampering with a 2008 child pornography trial in which a jury returned a not guilty verdict.
“The minor victim, who has not been identified, refused to testify in the 2008 trial due to alleged threats and bribery, but is expected to testify this time,” AFP reported.
Kelly, a three-time Grammy Award winner, is charged with obstruction of justice, production of child pornography and unlawful sexual acts with minors.
“Also charged are Kelly’s former manager Derrell McDavid and former employee Milton ‘Jun’ Brown.” The trial is expected to last about four weeks.”
However, Kelly’s legal team, led by attorney Jennifer Bongen, filed a petition asking anyone who watched the documentary titled Survived by R. Kelly be suspended from service.
Meanwhile, Entertainment SA previously reported that Joycelyn Savage has come to the singer’s defense, claiming she is engaged to him.
“I am writing this letter in support of Robert on the eve of his sentencing so that I can explain to the court that I am not the victim that the authorities make me out to be,” Savage said in her testimony.
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