February 22, 2019
By Suzannah Gonzales
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Friday with multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse, following years of allegations of sexual misconduct, according to court documents posted online.
The 52-year-old R&B singer was charged in Cook County, Illinois, with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to the documents.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx was scheduled to announce charges against Kelly at a news conference at 3 p.m. ET on Friday in Chicago, her office said in a statement.
An attorney for the singer did not immediately return a call or email seeking comment.
(Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Additional reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles and Andrew Hay in New Mexico; Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Bill Tarrant and Leslie Adler)