R. Kelly has suffered another setback in his criminal case with a judge denying his plea to be released from prison.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a New York federal court judge has ordered Kelly will remain behind bars until trial. The court was not persuaded by the alleged child sex predator’s argument for release.
As The Blast previously reported, Kelly has been using the current health situation to try and get himself out on bond. He claimed it was dangerous while locked up in Chicago MCC with the other inmates so close.
In the newly filed order, the judge says, “While I am sympathetic to the defendant’s understandable anxiety about COVID-19, he has not established compelling reasons warranting his release. At present, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the MCC in Chicago.”