On Thursday, the judge ordered that R. Kelly’s trial on sex crimes and racketeering will now be held in April.
The singer’s trial in Brooklyn has been delayed a lot of times due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the trial is finally scheduled for April.
The jury members will be chosen in mid of March for the artist’s sex trafficking and racketeering case, as per Judge Ann Donnelly’s order. The trial is set to begin by 7th April.
“The government has established that empaneling an anonymous and partially sequestered jury is warranted,” Donnelly previously ordered.
Prosecutors insisted on measures to be taken to protect people who accused R. Kelly, they said they three associates of the singer tried to threaten and bribe the complainants and they have been arrested recently.