R. Kelly returns to Chicago to try sex – Billboard

R. Kelly was sent back to a federal prison in downtown Chicago ahead of his trial on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges, just two weeks after the disgraced R&B star was convicted. 30 years in prison in New York for fraud and sex. smuggle.

Kelly, 55, was transferred Tuesday from a federal prison in Brooklyn to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, the Chicago Tribune reported. He is also being held at the Chicago jail after he was indicted on federal charges in Chicago and New York in 2019.

Jury selection for his federal trial in Chicago will begin August 15.

Kelly was convicted in 2021 in New York on charges of sexually abusing young fans, including children, in a systematic scheme that prosecutors allege went on for decades. century. He was sentenced in June.

Kelly has denied any wrongdoing.

Kelly was indicted in 2002 in Illinois state court on 21 counts of child pornography, but was acquitted by a jury six years later.

Federal prosecutors allege Kelly and two accomplices set that state trial, saying Kelly arranged for a girl and her parents to travel abroad to prevent them from speaking to police supervised his 2002 indictment and then directed them to lie to the jury about the case.

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