R. Kelly Sex Abuse Trial Set for September
Written by B87FM on December 22, 2020
After months of delays, a federal choose in Chicago has set a tentative trial date for R. Kelly’s intercourse abuse case.
Throughout a standing listening to on Tuesday (Dec. 22), U.S. District Choose Harry Leinenweber mentioned that jury choice will tentatively start Sept. 13 for Kelly, who’s accused of filming himself having intercourse with underage ladies and of paying off witnesses and victims in his 2008 little one pornography trial.
Prosecutors anticipate that their case will take about three weeks to current. One other standing listening to is slated for March 25 and questionnaires might be despatched to potential jurors in late July. Nonetheless, the dates are topic to alter as a consequence of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Kelly’s lawyer, Steven Greenberg, informed the Chicago Tribune that he would comply with set the date for trial so long as it was versatile if issues arose. Greenberg mentioned it has been “troublesome” to arrange video conferences with Kelly amid a current COVID outbreak at Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Heart, the place he has locked up since July 2019.
Kelly is tentatively scheduled to go on trial on separate racketeering expenses in New York in April, which might have an effect on the Chicago case.
The singer, who turns 54 subsequent month, is going through a long time in jail if convicted in both federal case. He’s additionally going through felony felony sexual abuse expenses filed in Cook dinner County in February 2019.