Friday’s charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly accusing the now-52-year-old of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. Through his lawyers, he has consistently denied them.

R. Kelly surrenders to Chicago police

Several hours after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, R. Kelly turned himself into police in Chicago.

A no-bail arrest warrant had been issued Friday afternoon, when Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx unveiled a grand jury indictment against Kelly that involves four victims, three of them minors at the time of the alleged crimes.

The embattled R&B singer surrendered at the Central District police station shortly after 9 p.m. and was led away in handcuffs, according to the Chicago Tribune.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Chicago. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.