R. Kelly Turns Himself In … On Sexual Abuse Charges

2/22/2019 6:18 PM PST

R. Kelly just surrendered to police in Chicago … turning himself in after being charged with sexual abuse of 4 girls, at least 3 of whom were minors. 

The embattled R&B singer turned himself in Friday night at a Chicago police station.

As we reported … prosecutors in Chicago hit Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday morning, and 9 of the 10 counts involve alleged victims ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old. There are 4 alleged victims in total, and one of them is the subject of 4 different counts. 

According to the criminal complaint, the allegations include oral and vaginal sex with a girl between the ages of 13 and 17 … and the allegations are extremely graphic. 

Michael Avenatti says he’s representing at least 1 of the alleged victims in the Kelly indictment … and he says the new sex tape he turned over to prosecutors shows R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with a 14-year-old girl — vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex and urination.

Avenatti says he’s planning to go after R. Kelly’s enablers — lawyers, managers, agents and others whom he says stood idly by and protected the singer as he sexually abused young girls. Avenatti’s mission … bringing them to justice.  

Avenatti also claims Kelly’s 2008 trial — in which he was found not guilty — was rigged by threats and payoffs. 

R. Kelly is facing serious time behind bars … the criminal sexual abuse charge is a class 2 felony in Illinois, and each charge carries a max sentence of 3 to 7 years in prison. 

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