The Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx will drop four cases against disgraced singer R. Kelly’s sex abuse charges. Foxx said her office will ask a judge to dismiss the four sex abuse cases against him later today.
The Illinois charges include aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse counts involving four accusers – but since he’s already facing for his federal convictions, Foxx will drop the rest.
Kelly was convicted of multiple child pornography charges and acquitted on others in 2022. He is facing a minimum of 10 to 90 years in prison for that conviction.
“I understand how hard it was for these victims to come forward and tell their stories. I applaud their courage and have the utmost respect for everyone who came forward,” Foxx said in a news release.
“While this may not be the result they were expecting, due to the sentences that Mr. Kelly is facing, we do feel that justice has been served.”
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