R Kelly bond on sexual assault charges set at sh100 million

R&B singer R Kelly arrives at the 1st District-Central police station on February 22, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. AFP PHOTO

A US judge has placed R&B singer R Kelly’s bail at Sh100 million ($1 million) after he was charged with sexually abusing four females teenagers between 1998 to 2010.

He will however have to post Sh 10 million ($100,000) to secure his bail release. The singer turned himself in on Friday after an arrest warrant was issued and was locked up in a Chicago police station.

Under the terms of his bond, he has no choice but to surrender his passport and not have any contact with anyone under the age of 18.

Kelly appeared in court on Saturday afternoon to face 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

R Kelly has been under public inspection since January when Lifetime aired a damning six-part documentary titled Surviving R Kelly, which exposed the artiste’s alleged history of sexual misconduct.

The allegations of sexual misconduct against superstar have been there for the last 20 years but most of these cases have been settled out of court. In 2008, he was acquitted in the only case that went to trial.

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