R. Kelly is back behind bars — this time over unpaid child support.
More than an hour after Kelly entered the closed hearing, he Kelly walked out accompanied by Cook County sheriff’s deputies. “He’s in our custody,” said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.
She said the arrest was ordered by Judge Lori Rosen, who warned last month that Kelly faced jail time unless he paid more than $161,000 in child support and interest. The order comes less than two weeks after Kelly walked free pending trial on criminal sexual abuse charges.
Records connected to Kelly’s divorce case have been kept secret and out of public view. But paperwork on the back child support was made public in Kelly’s criminal court file. Kelly and his ex-wife have three children together.
Kelly, 52, was indicted last month on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Cook County prosecutors allege he abused four victims, three of them underage girls, over a span of 12 years. Kelly and his attorney have vehemently denied the accusations.
Bond was set at $1 million on the criminal charges, but Kelly was unable to post the necessary $100,000 until after he spent a weekend in custody. Court records indicate a 47-year-old Romeoville woman posted his bail, identifying herself on the bond slip as Kelly’s “friend.”
We bet the woman who dropped $100,000 to get him out of jail just a week ago is UPSET.