R Kelly to leave jail after child support paid

The singer, who is separately facing sex abuse charges, was told he must pay the £124,000 owed to be released.

R Kelly is set to be released from jail after the child support he owes was paid.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said the singer will be released from jail in Chicago on Saturday after someone paid the 161,000 US dollars (£124,000) owed on his behalf. She did not know who made the payment.

It came three days after a judge ordered Kelly to be jailed until he paid the total amount he owed in full.

R Kelly
R Kelly was told he would be jailed until the full amount owed was paid (Cook County Sheriff/AP)

Kelly 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.

He 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 US dollar (£77,000) bail.

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