R Kelly Behind Bars For For Sex Trafficking Charges
Things fall apart. The in and out prison tale of R Kelly has taking a new dangerous twist. He’s not only in trouble for state sexual crimes but now locked up for sex trafficking federal charges.
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and Illinois have charged the 52-year-old with racketeering and child pornography due to allegations Kelly, with the help of former employees, recruited and transported underage girls across state lines to molest them and create pornography. Kelly also instructed the minors to not testify against him.
Kelly was previously released on $1 million bail, however, Los Angeles attorney Lou Shapiro said due to the gravity of the new charges, Kelly will most likely stay inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.
“His life is on the line now,” Shapiro told The Lost Angeles Times. “I think he’ll be kept in. Ordinarily, he would be released, but the charges are so egregious, and he has every reason to flee.”