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R. Kelly Released From Jail After Posting $100K Bond

R. Kelly Released From Jail After Posting $100K Bond

Moments after R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to aggravated sexual abuse, the attorney for one of his accusers said there's more damning evidence against him.

Three of the accusers would have been underage at the time of the alleged crimes.

The singer's lawyer Steve Greenberg entered the plea on behalf of Kelly in a Chicago courtroom in front of the judge who will reportedly be presiding over the case.

Among the conditions of release is that Kelly have no contact with females younger than 18.

On Saturday, a U.S. judge set Kelly's bail at $1million, of which the singer is required to pay 10%.

After decades of questionable behavior, singer R. Kelly was finally arrested after turning himself in on Friday night.

His next court hearing is scheduled for March 22. A witness reported having spoken to Kelly and his associates in 2001 and was instructed to recover videotapes that showed Kelly having sex with the alleged victim when she was 14 years old, prosecutors contend. One of Kelly's best-known hits is "I Believe I Can Fly".

Martinez said Monday that she had an "abusive relationship" with Kelly that started in 1995 when she was 17 and lasted until 1999.

R. Kelly's defense attorney ruffled feathers over the weekend when he said that everyone who has accused his client of sexual misconduct is a liar. He also confirmed Kelly had turned in his passport.

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On Saturday, Kelly's bond was set at US$1 million.

"I can confirm that we will be providing a second video showing R. Kelly engaged in sexual assault of a minor to prosecutors this morning", Avenatti said in a tweet Monday morning.

Each of the 10 Class 2 felony counts carries a maximum of seven years in prison upon conviction but also could result in probation.

On Monday, Avenatti said a second video has been turned over to prosecutors.

Avenatti said he is aware of a third tape, but he did not provide further details.

"He's a rock star".

Mr Greenberg said: "Mr Kelly is strong, he's got a lot of support and he's going to be vindicated on all these charges - one by one it has to be".

Prosecutors say that Kelly met another 16-year-old girl whom he would later victimize during his 2008 child pornography trial.

'A grand jury returned an indictment of one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse based on the transmission of semen by Robert Kelly upon any part of the body of the victim for the goal of sexual gratification during the course of the underlying forcible felony of Attempt Criminal Sexual Assault, ' said Foxx. Probation is also an option. Together they detailed allegations that he held women against their will and ran a "sex cult".


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