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R. Kelly Can Leave Chicago To Attend Concert

R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond since he was indicted on child pornography charges, can leave the state to appear at a concert in New York later this month, an Illinois judge ruled

R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond since he was indicted on child pornography charges, can leave the state to appear at a concert in New York later this month, an Illinois judge ruled today (Nov. 1). Judge Vincent Gaughan granted Kelly's request to leave Illinois from Nov. 12-19 over objections from prosecutors.

Kelly's attorney didn't have details about the concert. The Grammy-winning singer was silent during the hearing. Kelly, whose first name is Robert, was indicted in June by a Cook County grand jury on 21 counts of child pornography stemming from a videotape authorities say shows him having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He has said he is not the man on the tape.

If convicted, Kelly, who lives in the Chicago suburb of Olympia Fields, could be sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined $100,000. His next court date is Dec. 20.


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