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R. Kelly reportedly gets COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago prison while awaiting child sex charges

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R. Kelly has reportedly received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine while being held in a Chicago prison awaiting child sex charges.According to TMZ, the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer is among more than 60 prisoners at the Metropolitan Correctional Ce…

R. Kelly has reportedly received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine while being held in a Chicago prison awaiting child sex charges.

According to TMZ, the 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer is among more than 60 prisoners at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre to be fully vaccinated — receiving his first shot in January and the second this month. It is not yet known which vaccine he received.

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The 47-year-old R&B singer, whose real name is Robert Kelly, is facing charges in New York including racketeering and violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits sex trafficking across US state lines. He also faces federal charges of child pornography and other crimes in Chicago.

The singer had denied abuse allegations for decades before the latest charges. In 2008, he was tried on child pornography charges and found not guilty.

In August last year, R. Kelly's lawyers said he was attacked in his Illinois jail cell by a fellow inmate, and called for his release.

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"This incident coupled with the coronavirus restrictions at the MCC reinforces the need for Mr Kelly to be released so he can assist in his defence with counsel and prepare for trial without the fear that his personal safety is at risk," Farinella said in a statement to CNN.

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