R. Kelly Will Not Appear In Chicago Court Wednesday For Status Hearing

Chicago News
CHICAGO (CBS)– R. Kelly won’t be in court in Chicago Wednesday for a status hearing in his case in Cook County.

Kelly has a long list of charges, including aggravated criminal sexual assault. Some of the accusers were underage.

Kelly was first indicted on 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse in February, accusing him of abusing four different victims.

In May, prosecutors filed upgraded charges involving one of those victims; including aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The four aggravated criminal sex assault charges are class X felonies and carry prison terms of up to 30 years if he’s convicted.

His tentative trial date was set for September.

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