Disgraced singer R. Kelly has been denied bond and will now have to remain behind bars until his upcoming trial.
Kelly appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to 13 federal charges from an indictment released in Illinois last week. He is accused of Kelly is also accused of paying thousands of dollars to recover videotapes of himself having sex with teenage girls.
Despite his attorneys pleading to the judge to allow Kelly out on bond as he has no money to flee the country, Assistant US Attorney Angel Krull argued that Kelly was “an extreme danger to the community, especially to minor girls” as well as a flight risk.
“We thought we’d get him out, but the judge saw it otherwise, and we respect his ruling,” Greenberg told reporters after the hearing.
There may be more bad news for Kelly as the young lady who was at the center of the 2008 child pornography trial is reportedly ready to testify against the star in the upcoming trial. The woman, now in her 30s, is cooperating with federal investigators according to her lawyers.