When you are a child rapist or a pedophile, expect the worst possible scenario in prison or jail. Even criminals don’t tolerate this kind of criminal activity.
Disgraced singer and alleged sexual abuser Robert Sylvester Kelly famously known as R. Kelly was “attacked” at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, says his attorney Steve Greenberg. To make it worst, not one guard “raised a finger” to help him until the attack was well underway.
This statement follows the publication of a TMZ report in which federal law enforcement sources said that Kelly was sitting in bed when another inmate stepped into his cell and began punching him.
The attacker? A gang member name Jeremiah Shane Farmer. He allegedly escaped from prison guards and entered Kelly’s cell, where he stomped on the accused child rapist’s skull. A correctional officer saved Kelly’s life by using pepper spray on Farmer.
A guard, identified by center officials as “D. Szyhowski,” ordered Farmer to stop beating Kelly and sprayed Farmer with pepper spray, citing a Bureau of Prison report.
Now, his attorney, Greenberg said that the government should release the alleged rapist, Kelly, from jail because it has shown that he is unsafe there. It’s ironic because his victims feel unsafe if he’s out in the prison.
More details of this report from AWM:
Kelly’s team of attorneys now claim that the security guards did not intervene quickly enough to help Kelly before Farmer assaulted him. His attorneys filed a motion claiming that the security guards allowed Farmer to “roam a great distance” from guards, and “no one at the MCC raised a finger to stop Mr. Farmer from attacking Mr. Kelly until after Mr. Farmer was well into beating.”
The attorneys added, “An unresolved issue remains as to whether MCC personnel encouraged, and then allowed, a beating of Mr. Kelly to take place. That alone merits an evidentiary hearing.”
The filing comes as a convenient response to Kelly being denied bail last month despite his risk of contracting COVID-19. Bail was denied because Kelly was a flight risk and that he could be a danger to the community – especially young, vulnerable Black girls.
Farmer, 39, is a member of the Latin Kings gang and is serving a life sentence for a racketeering conspiracy connected to a double homicide in 1999. Farmer was convicted in 2019 of the deaths of Harvey Siegers, 67, and Marion Lowry, 74.
Meanwhile, Farmer claims he was “forced” to attack Kelly last summer “in hopes of getting spotlight attention and world news notice to shed light on the government corruption.”
Kelly faces a state case in Illinois, and federal cases in Illinois and New York. Prosecutors say he is a prolific abuser of girls and women. On top of that, Kelly and his co-defendants allegedly engaged in an extensive campaign to hide evidence and silence witnesses and victims.
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