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Timeline: A timeline of R. Kelly’s life and the sex abuse case against him

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By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – R&B singer R. Kelly is on trial in Brooklyn federal court on charges he led a two-decade racketeering scheme in which women and girls were recruited for him to have sex with and subjected to physical abuse and blackmail. Kelly has denied the charges. Below is a timeline of events leading up to the trial. Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago. January 1992: Kelly’s debut album, “Born into the ’90s,” launches him to stardom. August 1994: Kelly, 27, marries his singing protege Aaliyah Haughton, 15, allegedly bribing a local official to obt…

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