Singer R. Kelly charged with sexual abuse, local media say, citing court records
FILE PHOTO: Singer R. Kelly arrives at the 41st American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Singer R. Kelly was criminally charged in Illinois on Friday with multiple counts of sexual abuse, local media reported.

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer was charged in Cook County with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing court records. Representatives for Cook County prosecutors and Kelly did not immediately return calls.

Reporting by Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago and Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Leslie Adler and Howard Goller