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R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty, Denied Bail In NY 'Sex Cult' Case

R. Kelly Denied Bail In Sex Cult Trial
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Aug. 2 2019, Published 5:10 p.m. ET

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R. Kelly was denied bail after pleading not guilty in a hearing while in a Brooklyn courtroom Friday, August 2nd.

The singer, who is charged in New York of the alleged sexual assault of five women and girls, had requested his release to better fight his sex cult trial.

Prosecutors claim he planned for some of his victims to meet him for illegal sex during his travels. One in particular alleged she met him in his Long Island show in 2017 where they had unprotected sex. The singer, however omitted the fact that “he had contracted an infectious venereal disease,” which breaks New York law.

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Readers know a Brooklyn grand jury filed a five count indictment that accused the singer of eleven racketeering acts including the transportation and coercion to illegal sexual activity across New York, Connecticut, Illinois and California.

The indictment detailed the disturbing rules he had in place for his sexual partners.

“The women and girls were not permitted to leave their room without receiving permission from Kelly, including to eat or go to the bathroom,” the indictment read, “The women and girls were required to wear baggy clothing when they were not accompanying Kelly to an event or unless otherwise instructed by Kelly. The women and girls were not permitted to look at other men and instead were told to keep their heads down. The women and girls were required to call Kelly ‘daddy.’”

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As previously reported, his heavy allegations prompted prosecutors to beg for Kelly’s detainment upon his New York arrival, posing him a threat to society.

The singer, born Robert Kelly, has been fighting charges of child pornography and running a sex cult where he separates victims from their family. He was arrested on July 11th while walking his dog in Chicago, Illinois.



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