55-year-old singer, musician, music producer and rapper Robert Sylvester Kelly better known as R. Kelly who has been jailed on charges of sexually abusing young girls and women, rape and sexual exploitation reportedly attacked by another inmate while in Chicago jail.
R. Kelly has been in jail since June last year, after a court refused to grant him bail.
He including sexual offenses, rape and sexual exploitation of underage and underage girls, and trafficking of women.
R. Kelly has also been charged with aggravated assault on another woman, including marrying a minor, while he has been charged with sexually abusing mostly black minors.
He has been indicted in some cases, but in most cases he has denied the allegations.
He claimed in court that he had consensual sex with all women and did not sexually assault anyone.
A total of about 100 women, including underage girls, have been charged him with rape and aggravated sexual assault.
He is accused of sexually assaulting underage girls and young women on various occasions from 1990 to 2010, including drug abuse and rape.
Cases against him are pending in four different courts in another state, including New York and Illinois, and the trial in a New York court was scheduled for May this year, but could not take place due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
His trial is expected to begin in September next year in a New York court, but it is likely that his trial will be postponed for a few more months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
If convicted, R. Kelly could face up to 10 to 20 years in prison and a fine.
CNN reports that R. Kelly’s lawyers allege that a prisoner attacked their client and injured him.
According to R. Kelly’s lawyers, the singer was sitting quietly in his barracks at the Metropolitan Correctional Center 3 in Chicago, Illinois, when he was punched and kicked by a fellow inmate for unknown reasons.
The singer’s lawyers confirmed that although R. Kelly was severely beaten by the attacker, he did not have any bones and did not suffer any serious internal injuries.
R. Kelly’s lawyers demanded that the government release his client on bail as his life was in danger, but prison officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the singer’s lawyers.
Prison officials also declined to comment on the attack on R. Kelly, saying it was an internal matter of the prison and a matter of the inmate’s personal life, and they could not be commented on that.