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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Singer R. Kelly turns to leave after appearing at a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly is facing multiple sexual assault charges and is being held without bail. (Photo by Antonio Perez - Pool via Getty Images)

A federal judge in New York granted the prosecutions request for an anonymous jury in the R.Kelly trial.

The judge granted anonymity due to the defendant’s history of obstructing the judicial process.

The judge also cited, the potential for juror intimidation and the intensity of media attention given to this case.

R. Kelly is currently being held in Chicago. He faces federal charges in Illinois and New York.