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R. Kelly reportedly owes nearly $170K in child support

R. Kelly‘s legal team better eat their Wheaties.

In addition to dealing with criminal sex abuse charges, the embattled R&B star is also reportedly facing jail time for not paying child support.

A Chicago judge found Kelly in contempt earlier this month after he failed to cough up nearly $170,000 in support to his ex-wife Drea, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

The singer has until March 6 to pay up or he’ll be locked away in Cook County.

Cops were expecting him to surrender Friday night following the announcement of his indictment on sex abuse charges, so he may very well be behind bars by then — depending on what goes down at his bond hearing.

According to ABC7 Chicago, the 52-year-old got hit with a “no bail” warrant on Friday.

Legal experts told the station that prosecutors will likely file a motion asking for no bond.

“It’s discretionary with the judge,” explained former Cook County prosecutor Robert Milan. “They can essentially argue he’s a threat to society — that this is an ongoing pervasive behavior on his part against young girls and it has to stop.”

Kelly is expected to face life in prison, if convicted — and “serious jail time” even if he cuts a deal, the experts said.

“There’s no reason to think right now that he won’t try to fight this,” explained legal analyst Gil Soffer. “If he gives up he is looking at some serious, serious jail time.”

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