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Lockup for life?? R. Kelly held on million dollar bond in teen sex abuse case; faces 70 years in prison

A judge set R. Kelly’s bond at $1 million on Saturday, reportedly calling the allegations against the R&B star “disturbing.”

The New York Post reports that Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. said the million-dollar bond represented $250,000 for each of the women and girls Kelly is accused of abusing.

Three of the four alleged victims are all underage, between 13 and 17 years old. Kelly faces a total of ten counts of criminal sex abuse.

A reporter from WGN-TV indicated in a series of tweet, citing Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg, that Kelly may have a delay in coming up with the $100,000 cash — 10 percent of the deposit bond — required to secure his conditional release.

The attorney said on Friday that he believed all of Kelly’s victims are lying about the allegations.

The charges against Kelly come with a maximum sense of 70 years in prison.