CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge overseeing singer R. Kelly’s child-pornography case in Chicago is set to rule on how tightly he should restrict access to and mentions of the evidence.
There’s little doubt Judge Harry Leinenweber will approve some form of a protective order during a Wednesday hearing. But the singer’s lawyers said at a hearing last week that restrictions proposed by prosecutors were too wide-reaching and could hamper their defense.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
Kelly is jailed on charges that also include coercing minors to engage in sex. Marshals are transporting him to New York for his Friday arraignment on related charges. He isn’t expected to attend Wednesday’s Chicago hearing.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
His 82-year-old judge revealed last week that before his assignment to the case this month he hadn’t heard of Kelly, whose hits include “Bump N’ Grind” and “I Believe I Can Fly.”MORE NEWS: Trump Endorses Election Fraud Lawyer For Michigan AG
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