R. Kelly charged in Cook County with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, sources say


R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour at Allstate Arena on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO — R&B singer R Kelly has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County Friday morning, sources tell WGN.

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse is a class 2 felony, punishable by 3-7 years but also can be probationable.

Shortly after news of Kelly’s charges came in, attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted Friday afternoon, “it’s over.

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