By NOAH GOLDBERGNEW YORK DAILY NEWS 

R. Kelly at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Illinois in 2019.
R. Kelly at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, Illinois in 2019. (Antonio Perez/Getty Images)

R&B superstar and accused sex trafficker R. Kelly was transferred to a Brooklyn jail this week in the leadup to his federal trial, which is less than two months away.

Kelly, 54, had been held in a federal jail in downtown Chicago since his arrest in 2019.

It was not immediately clear what day Kelly was moved from Chicago to New York, but he is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park.

The Metropolitan Detention Center, in Brooklyn where R. Kelly is being held.
The Metropolitan Detention Center, in Brooklyn where R. Kelly is being held. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)

Kelly is accused of trafficking girls and women from his shows, having sex with underage girls, and even knowingly transferring herpes to one underage victim. He faces multiple sex crimes charges.

His trial is scheduled to start Aug. 9, though Kelly’s defense team is still in flux as two of his longtime lawyers asked a judge to be relieved of the case earlier this month. Another attorney was questioned last week over possible conflicts of interest because of her relationship with one of Kelly’s alleged victims.