R. Kelly Makes Bail

Singer expected to be released by early evening
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 25, 2019 4:59 PM CST
In this still image taken from video, R. Kelly is escorted by police in custody at the Chicago Police Department's Central District Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, in Chicago.   (Nader Issa/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
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(Newser) – Authorities say R. Kelly has posted bail and will be released from a Chicago jail by early evening, the AP reports. He will be forbidden from having any contact with females younger than 18. Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said Monday that Kelly posted his $100,000 bail after spending the weekend in jail. The R&B singer's bail amount was 10% of the $1 million bond set by a judge Saturday. During a hearing earlier Monday, Kelly's lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf to all 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse that he faces. Prosecutors allege that he sexually abused four women, including three who were minors at the time. Kelly denies wrongdoing. (Much more on the allegations here.)

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