More could be charged in R Kelly case, court told

R Kelly still has chances for more charges to be placed on him
R Kelly

A prosecutor has told a federal judge in Chicago that more charges and more defendants could be added to the case against R&B singer R Kelly that alleges child pornography and other crimes.

Angel Krull said a more far-ranging indictment could replace the initial indictment charging Kelly and two associates. She did not elaborate.

Kelly faces charges in Chicago accusing him of producing and receiving child pornography and coercing minors to engage in sex. The 52-year-old is being held without bond and was not at Thursday’s hearing.

He faces related charges in New York.

Ms Krull also asked for an order protecting evidence and limiting what attorneys can say publicly about the evidence, saying Kelly’s fans have harassed potential witnesses.

Defence attorney Steve Greenberg said the proposed order is too restrictive. Another hearing is set for next Wednesday.

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