What We Know About The Criminal Charges Against R. Kelly

Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Chicago.
Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Chicago. E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool
Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Chicago.
Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood at Leighton Criminal Court Building Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Chicago. E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool

What We Know About The Criminal Charges Against R. Kelly

Chicago R&B singer R. Kelly is now facing three dozen criminal charges ranging from sexual assault and abuse to obstruction of justice in three separate jurisdictions.

He’s currently being held without bail in Chicago, but questions remain about how federal and state prosecutors in Cook County will move forward. Morning Shift talks with WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith for more on how the cases against Kelly could play out in court.

GUESTS: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

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