A Chicago Prosecutor Will Drop R. Kelly's Sex Abuse Charges, Feels 'Justice Has Been Served'

A Chicago Prosecutor Will Drop R. Kelly's Sex Abuse Charges, Feels 'Justice Has Been Served'

L'Oréal Luchi
01/31/2023 12:00 AM EST

A Chicago prosecutor plans on dropping R. Kelly's sex abuse charges.

AP reports Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said the singer would spend decades behind bars following federal convictions in two courts. Foxx will ask the judge to dismiss the indictments in four pending sexual abuse cases tomorrow (January 31).

Foxx admitted her decision is disappointing to accusers. She said, "Mr. Kelly is potentially looking at the possibility of never walking out of prison again for the crimes that he's committed. While today's cases are no longer being pursued, we believe justice has been served."

R. Kelly is serving a 30-year sentence for sex trafficking and racketeering for his NY trial. He won't be eligible for release until he's 80.

The "Bump N' Grind" singer had another federal trial in September in Chicago and was found guilty of producing child pornography and enticing girls for sex. He'll be sentenced on February 23. He's appealing both convictions. In addition, he has a pending case in Hennepin County, Minnesota, facing solicitation charges.

Last year, his former manager, Donnell Russell, who threatened to "shoot up" Lifetime's Surviving R. Kelly screening, will be serving time in the slammer. As reported on All Hip Hop, Donnell was sentenced to serve one year in jail for calling in a shooting that interrupted the screening in 2018.

Donnell was found guilty of threatening physical harm through interstate communication after making a phone call to NeueHouse. He told a Manhattan federal judge he "made bad judgments," and he's "not a horrible person," KKTV reports.