Judge denies State’s request to raise R.Kelly’s bond

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The Judge presiding over R.Kelly’s case has denied the motion by the State to raise the singer’s bond.

Kelly appeared in court in Chicago on Tuesday for a hearing in relation to the State charges against him.

His bond was set at $1 million, but prosecutors wanted it increased, a move that appears to be symbolic since the Grammy Award winner had been ordered detained by judges in Federal Courts in Chicago and Brooklyn.

The judge however said that he may revisit the issue of Kelly’s bond if circumstances change in the Federal cases.
R. Kelly has a swing of legal problems with two State cases pending against him and he is being held without bond on Federal charges in Illinois and New York.
Some of the accusations include sex trafficking, child pornography and obstruction of justice.

The hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday in the federal case against Kelly, has been rescheduled for October.
Earlier this month, a judge in the federal case against Kelly in Illinois ruled that the singer will go to trial in April.

Rahila L.