R.Kelly’s bail bond has been set at $1 million, just after the superstar singer turned himself in to the police over allegations of sexual abuse.
While R.Kelly’s bail bond is set at $1 million, the singer who is who is charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse must also surrender his passport and cut off contact with anyone under 18.
Cook County judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr who presided on the case, said the bail amount represents $250,000 for each of the 4 victims he is charged with abusing.
R. Kelly who was accused of committing the said crime between 1998 and 2010 when his victims were between the ages of 13 and 17, faces up to 70 years in prison if convicted.The newly unearthed footage, which lasts 42 minutes and 45 seconds, is clear and explicit. What is on the video mirrors some of the alleged acts for which Kelly was arrested in a child pornography case in 2002, when he was 35 and then acquitted six years later.He has been sued by multiple women accusing him of having sex with them when they were underage. Most cases, with the exception of the trial where he was acquitted, have been settled out of court. And while he is one of the most successful R&B acts in history, there has been a growing movement against him, including the #MuteRKelly campaign to stop his music being played.