Judge sets R. Kelly bond at $1 million
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A judge in Chicago on Saturday set R&B star R. Kelly's bond at $1 million after the singer was charged the previous day with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr., who set the bond, called the allegations against Kelly "disturbing," according to the Chicago Tribune. Kelly is also not allowed to have contact with any of his alleged victims or any person under age 18.

Kelly, whose real name is Robert S. Kelly, is accused of abusing three underage girls and one woman between 1998 and 2010, according to his bond proffer, which was published by the Chicago Sun-Times

One of the women was between the ages of 14 and 16 during the alleged encounters with Kelly. Two were 16 and one was 24.


Prosecutors said they have obtained video of Kelly having sex with one of the girls when she was 14. 

Prosecutors said that Kelly had sex multiple times with one of the 16-year-old girls between May 2009 and January 2010 and would slap, choke and spit on her. They said a preliminary DNA test of the girl's shirt showed a DNA match for Kelly. 

Kelly's attorney, Steven Greenberg, said in court that Kelly had a poor financial situation because his record label dropped him and argued for a lower bond, according to the Tribune. Greenberg also reportedly referenced Kelly's hit song "I Believe I Can Fly."

"Contrary to the song, he doesn't like to fly," he said. "He doesn't travel unless he absolutely has to."

The singer reportedly appeared in court wearing a black hoodie and jeans. 

In 2008, Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges.

The singer turned himself in to police in Chicago on Friday night.

He has repeatedly denied any misconduct.