R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Abuse Charges

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Kelly is charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for the alleged offenses involving that victim.

While Avenatti - who also represents several people who claim they were abused by Kelly - has taken an outspoken, bombastic approach to the case, Allred preached patience Monday.

Kelly's case was assigned to Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood, who will preside over the trial.

She said one of the alleged victims gave authorities a shirt she wore during an alleged encounter with Kelly, which later tested positive for Kelly's DNA.

R.Kelly is a free man, at least temporarily, as he was able to come up with the 100, 000 dollars before getting bail.

The singer's next court date is March 22.

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R.Kelly is presently being detained at a police facility in Chicago after failing to meet up with his $1m bail bond. The tape turned over to the Chicago prosecutors have helped make some headway in the Kelly case.

R. Kelly's bond was set at a whopping $1 million by Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. Greenberg told Duncan and Gauthier that Kelly "hopes" to post bond sometime Monday afternoon.

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Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for one of the accusers, said that Kelly "deserves to be locked up for the rest of his life".

In that video, Avenatti says Kelly can be heard "clearly stating" to the victim: "Give me that 14-year-old p-y", "Show Daddy that 14-year-old p-y", "Spread those legs and show me that 14-year-old p-y", and "Give me that 14-year-old booty hole".

Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008.

According to Cook County jail records cited by the New York Times, a woman who described herself as a friend from the Chicago area paid $100,000, the standard 10 percent bail fee, to secure his release. "It leaves no question as to Mr. Kelly's guilt".

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In a court appearance on Saturday, a judge ordered that Kelly - who surrendered to police on Friday night - be held on a $1 million bond.

Defense attorney Steve Greenberg told The Associated Press on Sunday that coordination of the bail payment is complicated. He said the footage from 1999 or 2000 is about 55 minutes long, but he did not say if it was the same 14-year-old girl seen in the first video he turned over to the authorities. Kelly has written numerous hits for himself and other artists, including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.

The indictment came days after a sex tape reportedly surfaced featuring Kelly engaging in sexual acts with an underage girl, according to CNN.

The 10 charges are all Class 2 felonies in IL, including a probational offense that carries a potential sentence of 3-7 years.

Victim 4: (no age given), victim of one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on February 18, 2003.

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