R Kelly leaves jail after child support payment made on his behalf

Singer charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse which he pleaded not guilty to

File photo: R Kelly (left) arrives for a child support hearing at a Cook County courthouse in Chicago, on March 6th. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters/File

File photo: R Kelly (left) arrives for a child support hearing at a Cook County courthouse in Chicago, on March 6th. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters/File

 

R&B singer R Kelly has walked out of a Chicago jail after a $161,000 dollar (€143,000) child support payment was made on his behalf.

Mr Kelly was freed on Saturday three days after a judge ordered him to be jailed until he paid the total amount of back child support that he owed.

He was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women, including three who were minors when the alleged abuse occurred.

He has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Mr Kelly spent a weekend in jail after his arrest last month and was not freed until a 47-year-old suburban Chicago business owner posted his $100,000 dollar (€88,000) bail.

At the time, his defence attorney said Mr Kelly’s finances were “a mess”.

The singer told CBS This Morning during an interview last week that people had stolen money from his bank accounts. – AP