R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts by the Cook County State’s Attorney.
Prosecutors hit him with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday morning. TMZ has learned 9 of the 10 counts involve alleged victims ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old. One of them is the subject of 4 different counts. There are a total of 4 alleged victims.
Sources connected to Kelly tell TMZ the singer plans to voluntarily turn himself into authorities tonight. Still, prosecutors will reportedly appear before a judge today seeking an arrest warrant for him.
The criminal sexual abuse charge is a class 2 felony in Illinois, and each charge carries a max sentence of 3 to 7 years in prison.
A grand jury had convened about a week ago to investigate the alleged sex tape that Michael Avenatti handed over to authorities. TMZ broke the story … 2 women testified for the grand jury over the last week, including one who provided physical evidence. We’re told as many as a dozen women came forward to testify.
TMZ has more on this developing story.