R. Kelly's Day in Federal Court

As the story goes, R. Kelly was walking his dog, named Believe, when he was arrested on federal charges Thursday evening.

There are two indictments against the Pied Piper of R&B… one here in Chicago and another in the Eastern District of New York that accuses Kelly of child sex crimes, including child pornography, and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.

The charges stretch over a span of 2 decades beginning in 1999 and also name two of Kelly’s employees, including his manager. Kelly is accused of having sex with girls under the age of 18 and of having a sexually transmitted disease and not disclosing it.

R. Kelly will be held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center until at least Tuesday for his next hearing… prosecutors are requesting he be held without bond. Kelly still faces multiple county (11) and state (10) sex crime charges, for which he was out on bail.

Meanwhile, Kelly’s oldest daughter Buku recently revealed on the reality show “Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta” that she has contemplated suicide as a result of the hateful blowback on social media she’s received in the wake of her father’s arrests and legal issues.

Jeanne Sparrow

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