God bless Lifetime TV for getting the ball rolling on this and getting everybody to FINALLY pay attention!
It looks like justice might finally be served!
Officials in Chicago have just charged R. Kelly with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx officially announced on Friday .
The charges involve four underage victims and apparently took place between 1998 and 2010.
“Prosecutors hit him with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday morning. TMZ has learned 9 of the 10 counts involve alleged victims ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old. One of them is the subject of 4 different counts. There are a total of 4 alleged victims.
“According to the complaint, the allegations include oral and vaginal sex with a girl between the ages of 13 and 17. The complaint says he “transmitted his semen onto [the alleged victim’s] body for the purpose of Robert Kelly’s or [the alleged victim’s] sexual gratification or arousal, by the use of force or threat of force.”
“Sources connected to Kelly tell TMZ the singer plans to voluntarily turn himself in to authorities tonight. Still, prosecutors will reportedly appear before a judge today seeking an arrest warrant for him.”
Ms Foxx says the first victim was abused between May 26, 1998, and May 25, 1999. The second victim was between September 26, 1998, and September 25, 2001. The third victim was on February 18, 2003. And, the fourth victim was between May 1, 2009, and January 31, 2010.
She also said “we anticipate [Kelly] will appear in bond court [Saturday] afternoon.”
We shall see.