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R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

The recent Lifetime Surviving R. Kelly docuseries has put the controversial R&B icon under scrutiny as of late, including national petitions and Kelly being dropped from the RCA record roster.

Early Friday morning, the the Cook County State’s Attorney charged R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to TMZ.

“A grand jury had convened about a week ago to investigate the alleged sex tape that Michael Avenatti handed over to authorities… The tape reportedly shows Kelly having sex with a girl who seems to be 14 — with both Kelly and the girl referring to her genitals and other body parts as being 14 years old.”

Also in the report:

“2 women testified for the grand jury over the last week, including one who provided physical evidence. We’re told as many as a dozen women came forward to testify.”

As we’ve mentioned before, Kelly was was charged with 21 counts of child pornography in 2002 derived from a videotape which prosecutors purported as evidence of him having sex with a 14-year-old girl. However, Kelly was acquitted of all charges in 2008 when the young woman in question refused to testify.

Could these newest charges see Kelly serve jail time? More as the story develops.

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