It is freedom at last – even if temporarily – for American rapper Robert Sylvester Kelly, known simply as R. Kelly, who has just been released on $100,000 bond.
Charged with aggravated sexual abuse against several women, R. Kelly, known for songs such as “Bump n’ Grind” and “Ignition,” had turned himself into the Cook County police last week.
R. Kelly had pleaded not guilty to the charges of abuse levelled against him. At the time of the alleged abuse, some of the women were said to be minors.
Trouble apparently began for the American rapper when the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” began to air. However, up to this point, R Kelly is adamant he is not guilty of the allegations levelled against him.
R. Kelly having turned himself in, Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke of Cook County had pegged R. Kelly‘s bail at one million United States Dollars, with R. Kelly to pay $100,000 (10 percent of the bail amount) to be freed from Cook County jail.
He has apparently fulfilled that condition and is out of Cook County jail. However, he is forbidden from interaction with anyone under 18. He was also required to surrender his international passport.
He is due for another court appearance on March 22.