Due to the possibility of him contracting Covid-19 a judge had denied singer R.Kelly’s request to leave jail labelling Kelly a ‘danger to the community’ and a ‘flight risk’. Having being held in prison over child sex abuse allegations, transmission of STDS and kidnapping,this is the third time R.Kelly’s attempts to leave jail on ‘health conditions’ is being dismissed by the court.
He allegedly complained that the conditions in his prison had become filthy, and it was only a matter of time before he caught the virus and also in his motion for bail which was filed this month he however complained that he was diabetic and overweight and therefore more susceptible to Coronavirus complications.
Court had previously dismissed two of his request to leave jail where they felt his ‘Health’ reasons were not strong enogh to grant him bail.
The judge said that although Kelly has insisted that if set free, he’d return to Illinois to stand trial like he did in his 2008 child porn trial, the grand jury found probable cause that he bribed witnesses in that case, and she doesn’t want a repeat of that alleged behavior but John Donnelly while speakkg on Kelly’s application, said Kelly’s crimes involve the sexual abuse of minors that stretched for almost 25 years, and allegations like those do not merit bail.
John Donnelly wrote in her decision that Kelly is charged in Illinois and New York with extraordinarily serious crimes, for which he faces a long prison term if convicted.
He’s a danger to the community, including that he could attempt to tamper with prospective witnesses and That prospect makes him a flight risk. The nature of the charges—which include crimes against minor victims, threats against potential witnesses and paying bribes to keep witnesses from cooperating.