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Judge dismisses R. Kelly sex abuse charges at prosecutor’s wish

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It dismissed sexual abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday, based on the recommendations of Chicago prosecutors.

Hearings last only minutes, and Cook County attorney Kim Fox said that Kelly would spend decades in prison for another conviction in federal court, so dropping the case would be a problem. It was done the next day after I said no.

Kelly was charged with sexually abusing four people in the Chicago area, three of whom were minors. He was not present when Judge Lawrence Flood dismissed his charges.

Federal juries in Chicago and New York have found Kelly guilty of a range of crimes, including child pornography, seduction, racketeering and sex trafficking, related to allegations that he victimized women and girls.

Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is serving a 30-year prison sentence for the New York case and is awaiting sentencing on February 23 in Chicago federal court.

Fox admitted Monday that some Kelly accusers would be disappointed.Lanita Carter, who said she was sexually assaulted by R. Kelly in February 2003, said “justice was denied to me.” Told.

“I spent nearly 20 years hoping my abuser would be brought to justice for what they did to me,” Carter said Monday.

Cook County, Illinois state attorney Kim Fox (center) announced Monday that he will drop the sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly in Chicago. A judge dismissed his charges on Tuesday. (Claire Savage/Associated Press)

Another sexual misconduct lawsuit is pending in Hennepin County, Minnesota, where the Grammy winner faces solicitation charges. Prosecutors have not said if they plan to bring Kelly to trial.

known for smash hits i believe i can fly For songs such as bump and grindKelly sold millions of albums even after allegations of abuse of girls began to circulate publicly in the 1990s. acquitted him.

Widespread outrage over Kelly’s sexual misconduct didn’t emerge until #MeToo reckoning and release of Lifetime documentary in 2019 Survivors of R. Kelly.

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