R. Kelly has been officially charged with 10 counts of aggravates criminal sexual abuse in Cook County.

On Friday morning, a Cook County judge approved an arrest warrant for the R&B singer after a grand jury convened

Via TMZ:

TMZ has learned that all of the alleged victims ranged in age from 13 to 16 years old. One of them is the subject of 4 different counts. There are a total of 4 alleged victims.

Sources connected to Kelly tell TMZ the singer plans to voluntarily turn himself into authorities tonight.

The criminal sexual abuse charge is a class 2 felony in Illinois, and each charge carries a max sentence of 3 to 7 years in prison.

A grand jury had convened about a week ago to investigate the alleged sex tape that Michael Avenatti handed over to authorities. TMZ broke the story … 2 women testified for the grand jury over the last week, including one who provided physical evidence. We’re told as many as a dozen women came forward to testify.

Sources connected to the case tell us the tape was a pivotal force leading to the charges. We’re told that Avenatti and his client spent a significant amount of time with the Cook County State’s Attorney and the grand jury in the last few weeks.

R. Kelly first court date is scheduled for March 8.

Michael Avenatti took to Twitter and wrote:


This story is developing…

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