R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County, Illinois.
He is expected to first appear in court on 8 March.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that that Cook County prosecutors were appearing before a judge Friday afternoon with regards to getting an arrest warrant for the singer.
The singer was recently the focus point of documentary Surviving R Kelly, which contained allegations of abuse against the star over a period of 25 years.
R Kelly has continued to deny any wrongdoing, and his lawyer claimed that the women involved were ‘just trying to make money’ off the singer.
Further allegations of a videotape surfacing of Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old emerged in February, which was also denied by Kelly’s attorney.
The six-part series, which originally aired on US channel Lifetime in January, features 50 interviews covering accusations including his alleged sexual preference for underage women and rumours that he had created his own ‘sex cult’.
Metro.co.uk has contacted R Kelly’s reps for comment.
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