A Cook County judge has set a new trial date for R. Kelly in September 2020 in order for the star to answer to four sexual abuse cases.
Prosecutors have yet to disclose which of his four separate indictments they intend to pursue first.
"I understand there's two other matters in federal court, New York and in Chicago," Judge Lawrence Flood said from the bench per the Tribune. "That's not really the concern of this court. These victims are entitled to their day in court just as the other people in the other cases."
Cook County prosecutors were the first to file charges against the Kelly with three out of the four alleged victims being underage girls at the time of the alleged attacks.
He was later charged with similar acts in federal courts in Chicago and New York, and later in state court in Minnesota.
Kelly's lawyer reportedly told Flood that it was "not appropriate" to set a trial date.
"Well, I feel it's appropriate," Flood said. "That's really the concern of this court," Flood continued. "These victims are entitled to their day in court, just like the victims in the other ones."
The disgraced star is currently being held without bond in his federal case. He was not present in court for the recent hearing.