Prosecutors Fear R. Kelly May Escape To Dubai If Released From Prison
Prosecutors believe that disgraced singer R. Kelly is a flight risk who plans to escape to Dubai if a judge releases him from jail.
According to The Blast, court documents show that the federal prosecutors in New York are requesting that the judge keep him locked up while he waits for his trial on multiple child sex charges.
“The defendant poses a serious risk of flight if released,” prosecutors noted.
“While the defendant may not have traveled internationally in recent years, it is not true that he lacks the ability and desire to do so. Indeed, this year, after he had been released on bail in his current Cook County case, he sought to travel to Dubai with his two live-in girlfriends, each of whom took steps to accompany him by submitting applications to obtain their own passports. Indeed, his desire to travel abroad is likely even higher given his diminished stature here in the United States.”
Prosecutors also note that Kelly allegedly paid people not to testify in his previous child porn case in 2002. Despite the claims Kelly says he’s too broke to travel. He is due back in court later this year.