“A judge has formally dismissed sex abuse charges against disgraced R&B star R. Kelly at the request of a Chicago prosecutor, who said Monday that “justice has been served” since Kelly’s convictions in federal court cases in 2021 and 2022 have all but ensured he’ll be behind bars for decades to come.
“The dismissal came at a minutes-long hearing Tuesday, according to the Associated Press, a day after Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced that her office would no longer be pursuing indictments accusing Kelly of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were underage.
“”I understand how hard it was for these victims to come forward and tell their stories,” Foxx said in a statement. “I applaud their courage and have the utmost respect for everyone who came forward. While this may not be the result they were expecting, due to the sentences that Mr. Kelly is facing, we do feel that justice has been served.””
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