Another R. Kelly Sex Assault Claim Investigated By Chicago Police
Another day another R. Kelly sexual assault claim. According to the latest reports by the Chicago Sun-Times, police recently investigated a claim of criminal sexual assault against the singer that dates back to 2008. However, no charges were be filed because the alleged incident occurred outside the statute of limitations.
Records show that detectives investigated an alleged criminal sexual assault that reportedly occurred on July 1, 2008 in the 200 block of North Justine — the same area where Kelly rented a recording studio space. It was said that the alleged assault occurred just less than three weeks after Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges.
The alleged victim’s age in the 2008 case was not shared publicly. However, in Illinois, a victim of a criminal sexual assault who is an adult must report an attack to law enforcement within three years of its occurrence for it to be prosecuted, the news site notes. If it is reported in that time frame, prosecutors have up to 10 years to bring charges. There is no statute of limitations in sexual assault cases only if the victim is under 18 years old.
This news comes right on the heels of Kelly’s arrest last month after he was charged in Cook County with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse. Those incidents, prosecutors allege, involved four victims and occurred from May 1998 to September 2001, once in February 2003 and from May 2009 to January 2010.
Kelly is next scheduled to appear in court on May 7.
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