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R. Kelly charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

R. Kelly has been charged with criminal sex abuse in Chicago, according to new reports.

The embattled R&B star was hit with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse in Cook County on Friday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, citing records.

TMZ reported that a grand jury convened a week ago to investigate a sex tape that allegedly showed Kelly assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

The tape was turned over to authorities by lawyer Michael Avenatti.

Two women testified for the grand jury over the past week, including one who provided physical evidence, the celebrity gossip site reported.

They were among as many as a dozen accusers to testify, the site said.

Sources told the Sun-Times that Cook County prosecutors were appearing before a judge Friday afternoon to sign off on an arrest warrant for Kelly.

The charges come weeks after the Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” showcased old sexual misconduct accusations against the 52-year-old singer.