R Kelly due to move to New York jail ahead of 'sex crimes' trial in August
The instruction for the R&B singer, 54, who is currently in jail in Chicago, to be taken to a prison in the Big Apple was ordered by a federal judge as report says.
I Believe I Can Fly musician Kelly is awaiting trial in Illinois and New York on 22 charges, including sexual abuse and exploitation, trafficking underage girls, producing indecent images of children and destroying evidence.
The trial in Brooklyn federal court has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but this week US District Judge Ann Donnelly told lawyers that it will finally go forward on August 9.
The judge told that there will be Covid safe protections in place at the courthouse allowing the trial to go forward.
District Judge Ann also said the government should begin plans to move Kelly to a New York prison - which is most likely to be the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
The time and date of the move were not made public