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The home where R. Kelly allegedly held a number of women captive has been sold, it has been reported.

The rapper is awaiting trial in America on 22 charges, including sexual abuse and exploitation and trafficking underage girls.

If found guilty he would also face the prospect of years in prison for producing indecent images of children and destroying evidence. He denies the charges against him.

The music star has moved to a jail in New York City and now the home at the centre of some of the claims has a new owner.

It has been alleged that the 54-year-old kept women at the property as part of a 'sex cult'.

Docuseries Surviving R. Kelly detailed many accusations, including some from inside Atlanta mansion.

R Kelly is in prison as he awaits trial with 22 charges against him
(Image: Getty Images)

According to new legal documents obtained by TMZ, the home the singer used to rent sold earlier this month.

The sale closed at $1,785,000 – around £1,275,000 – sources say.

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The seven-bedroom pad also boasts a pool, spa, tree house and has its own private tennis court.

I Believe I Can Fly musician Kelly is awaiting trial later this year.

The case at 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 mega mansion sold for $1,785,000 – around £1,275,000

Kelly was jailed last July and is awaiting trial for child pornography, the sexual exploitation of children, conspiracy to defraud the US government as well as coercion or enticement of a female.

The Grammy Award winner, who denies the charges, also faces several charges in Illinois, Minnesota and New York involving sexual assault and racketeering.

In February, TMZ reported that Kelly allegedly had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine while he is in jail awaiting trial.

He reportedly got his first dose of the jab in January and the second the following month, meaning he is now fully inoculated, according to TMZ.

R. Kelly denies the charges and will stand trial in August
(Image: REUTERS)

He is likely to have been prioritised over younger inmates at the jail because his age puts him at higher risk.

Back in July, Kelly was allegedly attacked in his prison cell by a fellow inmate.

It's believed the inmate was spurred on after the detention facility went into lockdown because of R Kelly protesters outside the jail.

Reports suggested Kelly had no broken bones or serious injuries when he was given the once-over by a doctor.