State's Attorney Foxx Announces Indictments Charging Robert Kelly With Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Involving Four Victims

February 22, 2019

[CHICAGO, IL] —Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx today announced indictments charging Robert Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims.

The first victim H.W. was involved in incidents which occurred between May 26, 1998 and May 25, 1999. A grand jury returned an indictment of four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse based on the victim being under 17 and Robert Kelly being more than 5 years older than the victim.

The second victim R.L. was involved in an incident which occurred between September 26, 1998 and September 25, 2001. A grand jury returned an indictment of two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse based on the victim being under 17 and Robert Kelly being more than 5 years older than the victim.

The third victim L.C. was involved in an incident which occurred on February 18, 2003. A grand jury returned an indictment of one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse based on the transmission of semen by Robert Kelly upon any part of the body of the victim for the purpose of sexual gratification during the course of the underlying forcible felony of Attempt Criminal Sexual Assault.

The fourth victim J.P. was involved in incidents which occurred between May 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010. A grand jury returned an indictment of three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse based on the victim being under 17 and Robert Kelly being more than 5 years older than the victim.

Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony with a sentencing range of 3-7 years and is probationable.

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