R. Kelly surrenders to police after being charged with sexual abuse
R. Kelly has turned himself into police after being charged with the sexual abuse of four girls, at least three of whom were minors, according to TMZ.
The R&B singer surrendered on Friday night at a Chicago police station.
Prosecutors hit the 52-year-old with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse yesterday morning. Nine of the ten counts purportedly involve victims who range in age from 13 to 16 years old.
Lawyer, Michael Avenatti is representing at least one of the alleged victims in the indictment, and he claims that a new sex tape which was turned over to authorities shows Kelly engaging in sex acts with a 14-year-old girl.
Avenatti is planning to go after Kelly's inner circle - including his lawyers, agents and managers - who he says turned a blind eye to the singer's transgressions.
In July of 2017, an investigation for BuzzFeed News saw Kitti Jones and three other women speak out against Kelly. They accused the singer of "brainwashing" them into a "cult"-like setup, wherein he would forcibly have sex with them, as well as control how they dress, and when they could use the bathroom and their smartphones.
In 2008, R Kelly was found not guilty of child pornography charges after he was accused of photographing and filming sexual encounters with a 14-year-old girl.