Singer R Kelly pleads not guilty in sex case

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Kelly arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building.

And after a court hearing on Tuesday, July 16, the disgraced RnB star entered a plea of not guilty to the latest charges.

Azriel Clary, left, and Joycelyn Savage, girlfriends of R&B singer R. Kelly, walk into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse for his hearing.

A federal judge said the main reason he was denying bail was obstruction of justice charges, part of a multi-count indictment unveiled on Friday in Chicago and NY. He is charged there with racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and the sexual exploitation of a child.

US vocalist, songwriter and producer R. Kelly performs on the final day of the St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival at Pigeon Island National Landmark, May 12, 2013. "Most, if not all of the conduct alleged, is decades old".

The alleged incidents referenced in the two federal indictments span 1998 to 2018.

This news arrives after prosecutors in the Eastern District of NY indicted R. Kelly for racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual exploitation of a child last week.

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"If he was attracted in 1999 to middle school girls, he's still attracted to middle school girls", Krull said. She said that the evidence in the federal indictments against him is overwhelming.

As previously reported by theGrio, Kelly is looking at a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 195 years in prison if convicted and those are just based on the charges pending in Chicago. Leinenweber's decision reportedly resulted in the inability for Kelly's lawyers to prove why a defendant facing child pornography charges shouldn't be detained while pending trial.

Prosecutors said the victim testified that the singer appeared in all three videos.

"Electronic monitoring can't stop obstruction of justice, witness tampering".

The Illinois indictment alleges Kelly paid his former manager and another former employee to cover up the alleged sexual acts.

In 2002, Cook County authorities indicted Kelly on 21 charges related to child pornography.

"Unlike his most famous song, 'I Believe I Can Fly, ' Mr. Kelly doesn't like to fly", Greenberg said. Defense attorneys said Kelly has no money to flee. "He has no money", Greenberg added.

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