It has been a year since R.Kelly was arrested for sexual crimes against teenage women. The American singer was indicted in February 2019. Several women came forward accusing R Kelly of sexual misconduct and other sexual offenses.
In 2008, R Kelly went to trial on 14 counts of child pornography. He was acquitted in that trial as there was physical evidence and a tape that convicted him of those crimes. As per official sources, the videotape was of a 14-year-old girl, and R Kelly was found involving in sexual crimes against her in that videotaped footage. However, the jury could not make out whether it was R Kelly in that video and thus R Kelly was just acquitted. Despite several witnesses and evidence, R Kelly walked out of that courtroom during 2008. However, the American songwriter was finally arrested back in 2019 on counts of sexual abuse, harassment, and molestation.
R.Kelly remains trapped in his jailed following all the heinous crimes he committed against teenage women. However, through the singer isn’t able to make money by doing shows, reports show that R.Kelly’s financial situation has improved substantially.
A year ago, Kelly’s bank account reportedly had a negative balance of -$13. However, his account as of July 2020 seems to have a whopping $200k in it, thanks to the royalties. Although the increased funds haven’t helped Kelly regain his freedom. US District Judge Ann Donnelly recently declined his second request to get bail due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Judge said that Kelly’s motion for release bond did not present sufficient evidence that the singer is likely at risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. Due to the massive pandemic, Kelly had applied for his second bail plea citing health reasons. As per inside reports, Kelly’s lawyer has said that the singer is in a vulnerable position as his cellmate has reportedly tested positive for the virus.