According to authorities, R. Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday following a child support custody hearing in Chicago.

Kelly, who is currently out on bail in a criminal case accusing him of aggravated sexual abuse was in court Wednesday over $161,663 in allegedly unpaid child support dues. He left the hearing escorted by the Cook County Sheriff’s office and was transported to a county jail. He will be released once he pays the amount owed, a sheriff’s department spokeswoman said.

Kelly pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse last month. A grand jury indictment listed four victims, at least three of whom were younger than 17 at the time of the alleged abuse between May 1998 and January 2010.

Authorities set his bond in the criminal sex abuse case at $1 million, which meant he was required to come up with 10 percent of that amount in order to be released.

R. Kelly Detained After Hearing Over Unpaid Child Support


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