GN: Kelly, the R&B singer, 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 charges come after years of allegations directed at the musician, accusing the now 52-year-old of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls.
Through his lawyers, he has consistently denied them. 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.