R. Kelly has been formally charged on 10 counts of 'Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse' and is now in police custody after surrendering himself at a police precinct in Chicago last night.
The nine counts of sexual abuse relate to three victims aged between 13 and 17, whilst the tenth count has not specified the victim's age.
Speaking to Sirius XM's 'The Karen Hunter Show', lawyer Michael Avenatti - who also represented Stormy Daniels - confirmed that he is involved with the case, and provided a VHS tape of R. Kelly allegedly sexually abusing an underage girl.
"The evidence is significant," said Aventatti, adding that he believes R. Kelly will "not survive this."
"It is insurmountable and I'd be very surprised if after he is convicted, if he ever walks another day free for as long as he lives, and frankly that would be justice in this case because this guy is a predator who is preyed on, again, some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society and he deserves to go away for a very long time."
Kelly was previously charged and acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008, and has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing or sexual misconduct on his part. In a statement, Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg said that the rapper " is extraordinarily disappointed and depressed. He is shell-shocked by this..."
Allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding Kelly have circled for years, however the documentary series 'Surviving R. Kelly' brought his accusers into the spotlight, as well as how the rapper managed to keep himself out of prison for his alleged actions.