#49 R. Kelly
Robert Sylvester Kelly, aka R. Kelly, was arrested by the Chicago Police Department in February 2019 after Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois charged him with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, stemming from 1998 to 2010 allegations that he sexually abused four females (three of whom were minors). The judge set a $1 million bond and ordered Kelly to have no contact with any minor under 18 or alleged victim. Kelly, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, was released on bail after two nights in jail.
Five months later, federal prosecutors from New York and Chicago indicted Kelly on 18 charges, including child sexual exploitation, child pornography production, kidnapping, forced labor, racketeering, and obstruction of justice. He was denied bail twice and is currently incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.