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R. Kelly to remain in custody, denied bail

American singer R. Kelly will remain in custody after a federal judge ordered that he will be held without bond.

R. Kelly who is accused of having sex with minors will remain in jail after the prosecutor argued that the singer will cover up his crimes if set free.

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Assistant U.S Attorney Angel Krull told the U.S District Attorney Judge Harry Leinenweber that if he was attracted to middle school girls in 1999 then he’s still attracted to middle school girls.

Judge Harry then turned to R. Kelly’s lawyer saying he had failed to prove that his client was not a danger to the public.

Also read: R. Kelly released from jail after raising $100k bond

The singer was arrested last week in Chicago while walking his dog and faces a string of sex-related charges in Chicago and New York.

At the court, two women who currently live with R. Kelly, Azriel Clary, and Joycelyn Savage were all present.

With the singer being held in Chicago, he will also face other charges of kidnapping, forced labor, and child sexual exploitation among others in New York.

It is however not clear whether R. Kelly will be transported to New York or face trial in Chicago through a video link-up.

Also read: R.Kelly turns himself in to police in Chicago(Video)

Kelly now faces life in prison if found guilty of the charges against him however, each charge will take a maximum of two years to face trial.

In Chicago alone, he faces up to 195 years in jail while in New York he faces up to 85 years if found guilty in all indictments.

R. Kelly whose real names are Robert Sylvester Kelly was first arrested on sexual-related charges in 2002 when the video of him and a 14-year old girl made rounds.

After prolonged trials, he was acquitted of all charges in 2008 after the girl failed to appear before trial.

In February he was again charged with ten counts of sexually abusing three girls. He pleaded not guilty and was released on bail.

On May, 11 more charges were added in his charge sheet in Illinois for allegedly sexually abusing an underage girl.

Celine Wakesho
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