Back to court: R Kelly (above at his 2008 trial) has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by the Cook County State's Attorney's office

Source: Daily Mail

R Kelly has been charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by the Cook County State’s Attorney Office.

Records obtained by reveal that most of the counts he was charged with on Friday involved girls who were between the ages of 13 and 16 at the time.

The fourth, who claims that she was assaulted by Kelly in 2003, was over the age of 18 at the time of the alleged offense.

Kelly, 52, will appear in bond court on Saturday and then be formally charged on court on March 8, according to court records.

And on Friday afternoon, Chicago police were handed a no bail arrest warrant to bring in Kelly after a judge signed off on the order.

Kelly has previously denied all allegations of assault and abuse through his lawyer, who was unaware of the charges against his client when contacted on Friday afternoon.

Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony with a sentencing range of 3-7 years in prison. He faces up to 70 years behind bars if convicted.

These new charges come one week after the emergence of a rape tape that allegedly features Kelly and a minor.

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