Famous Musician Charged with Multiple Counts of Abuse, Arrested Without Bail

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February 22, 2019Feb 22, 2019

Musician R. Kelly has finally been arrested on ten counts of sexual abuse after years of allegations. According to the Associated Press, a no-bail arrest warrant has been issued for Kelly.

The Cook County State's Attorney office charged R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by the Cook County State's Attorney. TMZ reported that 9 of the 10 counts involve alleged victims ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old.

One of the girls is the subject of 4 different counts. There are a total of 4 alleged victims.

The report said that force was involved in the acts. Kelly reportedly plans to turn himself in voluntarily on Friday night, but police are still seeking an arrest warrant.

The criminal sexual abuse charge is a class 2 felony in Illinois. Each charge carries a max sentence of 3 to 7 years in prison. If convicted, Kelly could spend a very long time in jail.

The family of Joycelyn Savage, one of Kelly's current girlfriends featured in "Surviving R. Kelly," is anxious to be reunited with her. Their attorney, Gerald Griggs, tells TMZ they are waiting for him to be arrested so they can attempt to make contact with Joycelyn.