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R KELLY FINALLY SURRENDERS FOR ARREST AFTER BEING INDICTED ON SEXUAL ABUSE

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World famous R & B singer, Kelly has turned himself in at a Chicago police station after being charged with ten counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving at least three underage girls.

The singer, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, is one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. He has won multiple Grammys, including for his hit-song, “I Believe I Can Fly”.

A judge in Cook County, Illinois approved an arrest warrant for the singer after he was charged by prosecutors on Friday.

Kelly was driven to a Chicago police station in a dark colored van with heavily tinted rear windows around 8:15 p.m. Friday. He did not respond to questions from gathered reporters as he walked inside the building.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted a short time later that Kelly was under arrest. He was expected to be held overnight before an appearance on Saturday in bond court.

“He is extraordinarily disappointed and depressed. He is shell-shocked by this,” his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, told The Associated Press.

Greenberg, told reporters following the singer’s arrest that one of the charges he faces appears to be tied to a decade-old child pornography case.

The charges relate to four victims, at least three of whom were girls aged between 13 and 16 years old whom he allegedly abused between 1998 and 2010, prosecutors in Cook County said. The age of the fourth victim was not provided.

In a brief press conference on Friday, Kim Foxx, the Cook County State’s Attorney, outlined the charges against Kelly.

Kelly faces between three to seven years in prison on each count if convicted, Ms Foxx said. 

If Kelly is convicted on all 10 counts, a judge could decide that the sentences run one after the other – making it possible for him to receive up to 70 years behind bars. Probation is also an option under the statute.

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