R. Kelly wrote “I Believe I Can Fly”, but the R & B star is now being held captive in solitary confinement. According to TMZ, Kelly is hoping to remain in solitary confinement while detained. The entertainment website reports the 52-year-old accused child sex offender believes his life would be in danger if he is placed among the jail’s general population.
For the uninformed, the charges Kelly is on lends to a unfavorable situation with inmates as sexual molestation of minors is frowned upon and is considered one of the worst offenses one can receive.
Kelly is charged with one count of conspiracy to receive child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography, four counts of producing child pornography, five counts of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
R. Kelly was thrust back into the media earlier this year on these issues via the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly”. Dream Hampton, who was the producer of the show, has received a nomination for her work.
“As alleged, R. Kelly, together with employees and members of his entourage, engaged in a racketeering enterprise that preyed upon women and girls who attended his concerts so that the victims could be available to engage in illegal sexual activity with him at a moment’s notice,” stated Richard Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Today that comes to an end. This indictment makes clear that fame and power will not shield anyone from prosecution, particularly predators who victimize vulnerable members of our communities for their own sexual gratification.”