Judge Denies R. Kelly’s Request For Release Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

New York Federal Judge Anne Donnelly has denied R. Kelly‘s request to be released from jail in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

“While I am sympathetic to the defendant’s understandable anxiety about COVID-19, he has not established compelling reasons warranting his release,” the U.S. District Judge wrote in her opinion issued Tuesday.

“At present, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the MCC in Chicago,” she added, referring to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where the 53-year-old singer is currently jailed without bond.

He is facing charges on 13 counts in several jurisdictions, including being involved in the prostitution of a minor in Minnesota and kidnapping and sexual exploitation in New York.

The charges followed the release of the 2019 docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly in which several women stand united against the singer, who has long been accused of abuse, pedophilia, and predatory behavior toward women.

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