R. Kelly is maintaining his innocence, pleads not guilty to 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse.
Robert Kelly’s lawyer has reportedly entered a not guilty plea, according to CNN. The attorney representing Kelz, Steve Greenberg, entered the plea in a Chicago courtroom on Monday morning (February 25) while Kelly stood there in an orange jumpsuit, surrounded by sheriff’s deputies.
Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on four alleged victims, with three of the victims somewhere between the ages of 13 and 17. Should he be found guilty, a single charge carries a sentence of three to seven years in prison.
The judge set R. Kelly’s bail at $1 million, but the singer has reportedly been unable to pay the fine due to serious financial problems like child support and more. His attorney also had this to say about the bail money,
“This is someone who should be wealthy at this stage of his career,” Greenberg said last week. He blamed “mismanagement,” “hangers-on” and “bad deals” as some of the reasons Kelly “really doesn’t have any money at this point.”
Kelly’s next hearing is set for March 22.