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R. Kelly released after child support paid

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:00 AM


R&B singer R. Kelly was released from a Chicago jail after someone paid US$161,000 in back child support for him.

Cook County sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly, who announced his impending release yesterday, said she did not know who had made the payment.

It came three days after a judge ordered Kelly jailed until he paid the total amount he owed by that date.

Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women, including three who were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Kelly spent a weekend in jail after his arrest last month and wasn’t freed until a 47-year-old suburban Chicago business owner posted his $100,000 bail.