R. Kelly Gets Charges Dropped in Chicago

R. Kelly is being exonerated on some of his sex abuse charges. On Tuesday a judge formally dismissed the charges against the “Step in the Name of Love” hitmaker at the request of a Chicago prosecutor. Further, he stated on Monday that “justice has been served.” Undoubtedly, the statement was made since Kelly’s convictions in federal court cases in 2021 and 2022 have all but ensured he’ll be behind bars for decades to come.

Disgraced R&B singer R Kelly during a previous court appearance.LAPRESSE

“Due to the extensive sentences that these convictions hold, our office has decided not to continue to expend our limited resources and court time with the indictments that we previously charged Mr. Kelly,” Foxx said. “Mr. Kelly is looking at significant jail time. We believe that justice and accountability has been served.”

R.Kelly Was Accused of Sexual Abuse of Four Individuals

Moreover, the dismissal came the day after Attorney Kim Foxx announced that her office would drop pursuit of indictments accusing the singer of sexual abuse of four people, three of whom were minors.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announces that county indictments against R. Kelly will be dropped Jan. 30, 2023. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Regardless, R. Kelly, named Robert Sylvester Kelly; was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison in a New York court in June 2022. Additionally, he was convicted of three counts of child pornography and three counts of child enticement in Illinois federal court in September 2022. On top of that, R. Kelly faces a minimum of 10 to 90 years in prison in the Illinois federal case.


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