R. Kelly has set a brand new date for the federal trial in Chicago
R. Kelly’s trial for child pornography and disability has been postponed to September 13, 2021, reports the New York Times. The trial was originally scheduled to begin in Chicago on April 27, 2020. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber admitted that the new date could change again.
Kelly was arrested in July 2019 on a 13-point charge alleging he sexually abused minors and also pledged to obstruct justice. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Kelly has faced numerous charges, including sexual misconduct charges in Hennepin County, Minnesota, a five-count charge in New York “involving the coercion and transportation of women and girls in interstate commerce to engage in illegal sexual activity,” and many more . He has pleaded not guilty to the Brooklyn and Cook County, Illinois, charges.