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R. Kelly’s attorney cited jail quarantine to postpone trial on The Hill – msnNOW

Singer R. Kelly’s attorneys said a 14-day quarantine period in his prison did not give them enough time to prepare for his upcoming trial on sex trafficking charges and asked a judge to postpone the trial, The Associated reported Press.




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R. Kelly’s attorney cited prison quarantine to postpone the trial

Prosecutor Deveraux Cannick told US District Judge Ann Donnelly in a letter that the quarantine had already “Herculean effort “to prepare for the trial.

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The Grammy-winning R&B artist was relocated from his hometown of Chicago to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on June 22, which required a two-week quarantine.

Cannick argued in the letter that Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was unable to meet with his new attorneys due to his quarantine, and said that continuing his trial was Kelly “of effective and meaningful representation “Rob becomes AP.

“Robert strives to have his day in court, but not at the expense of his rights under the Sixth Amendment,” Cannick wrote in the letter.

Cannick added that once the quarantine ends, they will be forced to compete for one of a limited number of conference rooms or to meet in one room with other inmates and lawyers present.

“The type of evidence here does not lend itself to open discussion in such an environment,” he wrote.

Kelly, 54, is accused of having his managers, bodyguards and employees run a sex trafficking business that recruits young women and girls for sex.

Federal prosecutors said Kelly’s circle was recruiting girls to concerts and other venues and arranging a trip for them to see the artist.

The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer is one of the few celebrity celebrities who has been charged or convicted of sexual abuse allegations. Others include comedian Bill Cosby and film manager Harvey Weinstein.

Kelly has denied the abuse allegations, the AP noted.

The Hill approached R. Kelly’s attorney for comment.

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