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LIVE STREAM: R. Kelly due in court after criminal sex abuse charges

Hearing will be held Friday in Chicago

Robert Kelly (R. Kelly) poses for a mugshot.
Robert Kelly (R. Kelly) poses for a mugshot. (Chicago Police Department via Getty Images)

CHICAGO – R&B singer R. Kelly will be in court in Chicago. Kelly was charged in February with 10 counts of criminal sex abuse in Cook County for allegedly abusing four young women, three of whom were underage at the time. Kelly pleaded not guilty to all charges

The hearing is scheduled for 10:45 ET on Friday. Watch it live above.

Judge expected to rule on R Kelly request to fly to Dubai

A judge is expected to rule on whether to allow R&B singer R. Kelly travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.

A hearing will be held Friday in Chicago. Kelly’s attorneys made the request, saying the 52-year-old singer hopes to perform as many as five April concerts in Dubai.

Kelly also plans to meet members of royal families in the United Arab Emirates.

Conditions of Kelly’s bond in the sex-abuse case include barring travel outside Illinois unless allowed by the judge.

His attorneys argue Kelly is also scrambling to pay child support because of the cancellation of Illinois concerts and a record contract.

The state’s attorney’s office declined to comment on Kelly request ahead of Friday’s hearing. They are expected to oppose the motion.