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  • Judge orders singer R. Kelly be held in jail without bond on federal charges

    CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly will be held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber handed down the ruling after Kelly was arrested last week. He faces charges in Chicago and New York including having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes by paying off [


  • Judge orders R. Kelly held without bond on sex crimes charges

    R. Kelly will remain in custody without bond as he awaits trial on child pornography charges, a judge ruled Tuesday. Kelly is also accused of paying thousands of dollars to recover videotapes of himself having sex with teenage girls.

    The singer appeared in a Chicago federal courtroom and pleaded not guilty to 13 federal charges from an indictment released in Illinois last week.

    Kelly, 52, is facing one count of conspiracy to receive child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography,...


  • R. Kelly held in Chicago jail without bond on sex crime charges

    CHICAGO —  A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R&B singer R. Kelly to be held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex crime charges. The singer appeared in a Chicago federal courtroom on charges he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses. Federal judges were supposed to meet Monday in Chicago to figure out how to proceed in the case that involves [