R Kelly being arrested in 2019. Photo via ABC News.

Severe charges, including child sexual exploitation, making of child pornography and kidnapping doesn’t stop R. Kelly from trying to get out of the federal prison. On March 26th the singer pleaded with a judge to grant him temporary release from the Metropolitan Correctional Center so he could avoid catching COVID-19.

R. Kelly’s lawyers composed an 18-page filing that insists that his age (53) puts him in a high-risk category.

They are also apparently concerned that the mandatory Corona health checks of staff and new inmates are not enough. Kelly’s two-person cell is too small and the bathrooms on the floor allegedly don’t have enough soap.

R. Kelly’s attorneys hope that their client, who was recently accused of knowingly giving herpes to a 19-year-old woman will be able to spend the quarantine in his Chicago loft, wearing an electronic monitoring device.

The judge has yet to make a decision regarding this request.


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