Beleaguered R&B singer, R. Kelly will face a second trial on sex abuse charges in New York in May 2020, a US judge ruled.
It means the famous music producer will be behind bars till next year.
The 52-year-old songwriter is facing charges of allegedly recruiting underage girls and women to have sex with him, isolating them, controlling what they ate and when they went to the bathroom.
R. Kelly who is facing his second trial after a Chicago date was set for April 2020 is facing several state and federal charges of sexual abuse in the US. The allegation he has consistently denied.
This is also the second time he has been denied bail in the New York case.
Nigeriatunes reports that he was arrested in Chicago in July on charges of sex trafficking, child abuse images and obstruction of justice.
In another case in Minnesota, the record producer is facing prostitution charges after allegedly inviting a 17-year-old to his hotel room and offered her $200 (£162) to undress and dance with him.
He had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Robert Kelly who has been accused of different sexual abuse allegations over two decades has already pleaded not guilty to more than 20 sexual offences.
The allegations got back into the spotlight following the release of a documentary series, titled Surviving R. Kelly, which aired in the US at the start of 2019.
The documentary show detailed stories about him pursuing teenage girls going right back to the start of his career. It could be recalled that he was acquitted of child pornography charges by a jury in 2008.
Being R. Kelly’s child
Speaking of her father’s travail, R. Kelly’s daughter Buku Abi said everyone who knew her at school has made her feel suicidal. She said the situation is like “a double-edged sword” being the singer’s daughter.
“At home it’s normal, you’re living a life with your parents – your dad and mum aren’t going to go into all the bad things that might be going on outside of the home.
“But kids in school don’t necessarily care. Fifth and sixth grade is when I started learning the sore part of it, the not so good part,” she said.