American musician and producer R. Kelly has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse – a class 2 felony – involving four alleged victims.
The Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx made this known on Friday. He is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday for a bail hearing and arraignment is set for March 8.
Also the Chicago police say that a warrant has been issued for Kelly’s arrest. The charges handed up in an indictment from a grand jury span from 1998 to 2010, Foxx said.
The indictment accuses Kelly of sexual acts with three children older than 13 but younger than 17. There is no age range listed for one of the alleged victims. The charges say Kelly used force or the threat of force.
However, if convicted, Kelly faces a maximum of seven years in prison for each count.
Recall that Kelly has been associated with accusations of abuse, manipulation and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women for more than two decades but he strongly denied the accusations.