R Kelly charged with aggravated sexual assault

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 11:00

An indictment has been handed down against musician R. Kelly by the Cook County State's Attorney office.

State's Attorney Kim Foxx will announce charges against Kelly at a news conference at 2 pm CT (3 pm ET), according to a release from her office.

A grand jury was convened in Cook County, Illinois, earlier this month in connection with new allegations against Kelly, two sources close to the case said.

That came on the heels of attorney Michael Avenatti announcing he had handed over to the State's Attorney's Office a videotape that he said showed Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Steve Greenberg, an attorney for Kelly, told CNN earlier this month he had not been notified of a grand jury.

After being asked about the new tape, he said separately he and his colleagues were unaware of any new information involving Kelly.