Judge orders R. Kelly moved to New York for court hearing 07/19/2019 3:59 pm PDT Comments WGN via WGN CHICAGO (WGN) -- A judge has ordered R&B singer R. Kelly to be transferred from Chicago to New York City for an Aug. 2 hearing on federal sex charges. Judge Harry Leinenweber issued the transfer order on Thursday. Kelly was already facing state sexual abuse charges in Illinois when he was arrested July 11 on federal indictments in Chicago and New York. He is being held in a Chicago jail without bond. Among other accusations, prosecutors allege that the Grammy-award winner had sex with underage girls, that he filmed himself doing so and that he tried to cover it up. MORE: Judge orders R. Kelly moved to New York for court hearing - WGN #Chicago #Illinois #WGN Related Stories New details emerge on federal case against R. Kelly R. Kelly ordered to jail after arrest on federal sex crime charges R. Kelly arrested in Chicago for federal sex crimes Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.