ABC News is reporting that a Chicago judge ordered $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday after the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse.
According to the media house, the Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. also ordered Kelly to turn in his passport and forbade contact with the singer’s alleged victims. And this comes one day after he was indicted for a decade of sexual assault and abuse against four victims, three of whom were under the age of 17.
Bail was set for $250,000 for each case.
Speaking with the press, his attorney Steve Greenberg told ABC News outside of the courtroom that his client is strapped for cash and cannot afford the $100,000 bond to get out this weekend.
Greenberg had reportedly told the judge his client wasn’t a flight risk because “contrary to the song [‘I Believe I Can Fly’], he doesn’t like to fly” Greenberg added: “He can’t go anywhere anyways. He’s a recognizable person.”
Kelly is expected back in court on Feb. 25.