R. Kelly transferred from Chicago prison to another facility amidst security concerns

Imprisoned R&B singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly, popularly known as R. Kelly has been moved from the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Chicago to the federal correctional institution in Butner, North Carolina.

R Kelly, who is serving a prison term of up to 30 years for sexually abusing women, girls and boys, was believed to have been transferred to the medium-security prison in North Carolina because of security issues.

AP News revealed what occurred on April 19 was confirmed by Benjamin O’Cone, the Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson even though he did not reveal the reasons for the transfers, citing privacy, safety, and security concerns.

Kelly, 56, was jailed by a federal court in Chicago and sentenced to 20 years in prison in February for child pornography and enticement of minors for sex. He also has a separate 30-year sentence in New York for racketeering and sex trafficking convictions.

Kelly, a Grammy Award winner, has consistently denied the allegations


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