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R. Kelly’s Sex Trafficking Trial Begins In August & He’s Heading To NYC

Robert Kelly will finally “face the music.”

The disgraced singer’s trial was set to begin last year but kept getting pushed back due to the pandemic. As reported on The Jasmine Brand, a federal judge confirmed R. Kelly would be transferred to New York to undergo trial on August 9.

He’s currently at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Chicago. In 2019, he turned himself in. He’s facing multiple charges in various cities. The “Bump N Grind” singer is facing federal charges related to the sexual abuse of minors in two separate cases in Chicago and Brooklyn. The charges vary from child pornography, sexual assault, abuse of a minor, racketeering, and obstruction of justice. 

R. Kelly is also facing five counts of racketeering and four more counts of violating the Mann Act. The Mann Act makes it illegal to transport women or girls across state lines for unlawful sexual activity. A woman also claims he knowingly gave her herpes; she’s also demanding money from the singer in a lawsuit.

For over two decades, the “Feelin’ On Yo Booty” singer has faced sexual abuse allegations. In 2002, he was indicted on 13 counts of child pornography but was acquitted of all charges in 2008. Back in 2008, when R Kelly was acquitted, it was alleged that R. Kelly influenced witnesses and jurors. Over the summer, three associates of R. Kelly were arrested for allegedly bribing or threatening victims in his case. R kelly survivor Azriel Clary’s car was set on fire. 

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