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Avenatti: R. Kelly paid $2M to silence girl he assaulted

Jul. 15, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday that R&B singer R. Kelly paid $2 million to keep the alleged victim in a child pornography case off the witness stand during a 2008 trial that ended with his acquittal on all charges. "R. Kelly bought his acquittal," Avenatti said at a news...

Suspended NJ deputy facing federal charges in teen sex case

Jul. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspended New Jersey sheriff's deputy accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl and posting the video online is now facing federal charges. NJ.com reports that 33-year-old Joshua Padilla of Eatontown was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania on charges of...

Feds bring new sex-crime charges against singer R. Kelly

Jul. 12, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly and his entourage recruited girls and women to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer and covered up the crimes by paying off and threatening victims and witnesses, federal prosecutors alleged Friday in indictments that could keep the Grammy winner behind bars for...

Federal prosecutors hit R. Kelly with new criminal charges

Jul. 12, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors in Chicago and New York hit R. Kelly with a pair of indictments that could lock up him for decades. The R&B singer was already facing sexual-assault charges brought by Illinois prosecutors when he was arrested while walking his dog. Here are some questions and answers about the latest...

The Latest: Gloria Allred pleased R. Kelly may face justice

Jul. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sex crimes case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 4 p.m. Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred says she is pleased that federal authorities have charged singer R. Kelly in Chicago and New York with sex crimes, and she says "justice, which is long overdue for his...

R. Kelly charged in Chicago federal court with child sex crimes, child pornography, conspiracy to defraud U.S.

Jul. 12, 2019 9:59 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly charged in Chicago federal court with child sex crimes, child pornography, conspiracy to defraud U.S.

India toughens law to protect children from sexual abuse

Jul. 12, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government has toughened a law against child sexual abuse and child pornography. The law amended this week has increased the maximum penalty for child sex abuse to capital punishment from 20 years in prison. The government also defined child pornography for the first time and...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

Jul. 12, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago to Joann Kelly, a school teacher. R....

Ex-teacher sentenced to 22 years for producing child porn

Jul. 9, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A onetime teacher will serve 22 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Kenneth Brian Fischer had been a public school teacher in Maryland's Carroll County. The 41-year-old was sentenced Monday. According to his plea agreement, Fischer communicated with an undercover law...

Alleged sex tape in R. Kelly case turned over to defense

Jun. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago. The judge in the case said he hopes that at least one of the four cases against Kelly will go to trial early next year. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood asked...