R.Kelly will be heading to trial in Chicago in his federal child pornography case.
A judge has set the disgraced singer’s trial date for August 1st, 2022 during his status hearing. This decision was made just three weeks after Kelly was found guilty of racketeering in the Brooklyn federal court.
Kelly, along with his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, appeared in court virtually and said the following,
“The Chicago case, unfortunately for Robert, is far more serious, because it involves child pornography charges and charges that he obstructed justice in his earlier trial from, from the 2000s which was in state court here. The Chicago case actually carries much more severe penalties than the New York case, but we’re gonna fight for… We know the evidence, in that case, we’re prepared we could go to trial tomorrow.”
On September 24th, was found guilty and is facing between 10 years and life in prison for his crimes. We recently reported that Kelly was placed on suicide watch after being found guilty.