$1 million bail set for singer, R. Kelly

A US judge set a $ 1 million bail for R&B superstar R . Kelly on Saturday after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four victims , three of them minors .
At a bond hearing , prosecutors said they had DNA evidence taken from one victim that matched Kelly ’ s . Semen taken from the shirt of a second victim, who was under age 17 , was a preliminary match , they added .

In setting bail , Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr . ordered Kelly to not have contact with anyone under 18 years old , and to not have contact with any of the alleged victims or witnesses.

The singer was required to relinquish his passport .

Although his bail was set at $ 1 million , Kelly needs to put up only one – tenth that amount , or $ 100, 000, to be let out of jail .

( AFP )

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