Accused pedophile singer R. Kelly was denied bail by a Brooklyn judge Wednesday.
The “I Believe I Can Fly” crooner, who faces sex trafficking and other raps in federal court in both the borough and Chicago, had asked to be freed while awaiting trial. His lawyers argued that he doesn’t have any money to flee even if he wanted to.
But Brooklyn federal Judge Ann Donnelly, in denying the bail request, noted at Wednesday’s hearing that Kelly is accused of committing crimes involving “very young girls,” his finances are “murky, to say the least” and the proposed home detention “certainly would do nothing to deter him” from intimidating witnesses.
Kelly was not in court.
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