Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Singer R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, according to the Cook County Prosecutor's Office.
Three of the four victims were younger than 17 at the time of the alleged incidents, according to prosecutors.
A bond hearing will be held on Saturday, according to the State Attorney's Office.
R. Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is also facing investigations from at least three different federal law enforcement agencies including at least one examining his alleged relationships with underage girls and whether they were trafficked, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News.
The investigations, by the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and the IRS, have opened in the six weeks since Lifetime aired Surviving R. Kelly, a documentary series about the decades’ worth of misconduct allegations against the singer.
The agencies all declined to comment citing policies of not confirming or denying the existence of investigations.
HSI is looking at potential crimes involving sex trafficking and child exploitation. The existence of the investigations was first reported by The New Yorker.
On Thursday, two more women came forward to say R. Kelly preyed on them. They appeared in New York with their attorney, Gloria Allred, who said Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington planned to speak with federal prosecutors.
R. Kelly’s attorney has previously said his client never intentionally had sex with an underage girl, nor mistreated anyone or held anyone against her will. The attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.
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