R. Kelly Transferred To Brooklyn Jail Ahead Of Sex Trafficking Trial

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly has been transferred to a Brooklyn jail ahead of his sex-trafficking trial later this summer.

A federal prison website on Wednesday, June 23, listed Kelly as an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

According to reports, he arrived there Tuesday afternoon from Chicago, where he was being held on similar charges.

Kelly, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, will face trial for charges relating to racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping, forced labor and enticement.

Prosecutors allege that Kelly had a team made up of his managers, bodyguards and other employees who helped him recruit women and girls for sex. The group would select victims at concerts and other venues and arranged for them to travel to see Kelly.

However, the singer denies ever abusing anyone. His trial is set for August 9.

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