Court authorizes arrest warrant for R. Kelly; singer is charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse

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      According to multiple media sources, a judge in Chicago has authorized a no-bail arrest warrant for R&B singer R. Kelly. Judge Dennis Porter signed the order today after Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

      The charges list four victims, at least three of whom were between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of the alleged abuses, which date back to at least 1998.

      Last week, attorney Michael Avenatti announced that he and his team had "uncovered and recovered a VHS videotape of Mr. Kelly engaging in multiple sexual assaults of a girl underage", which was turned over to prosecutors.

      For years, the multiple-Grammy-winning performer born Robert Sylvester Kelly, 52, has been the subject of allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. Through his lawyers, the singer has denied all of the allegations. In 2008, he was acquitted in a child-pornography trial.

      In January, the U.S.-based Lifetime network aired a six-part documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, detailing sexual abuse allegations against the artist.