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R. Kelly has been charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault, E! Information can verify.
A spokesperson for the Illinois Cook dinner County Legal Court docket stated in an announcement, “11 new prices associated [to] sexual assault and intercourse abuse had been filed in opposition to R. Kelly.”
In accordance with courtroom data obtained be E! Information, prosecutors filed new counts on the 52-year-old star, together with prices associated to felony intercourse assault, aggravated felony intercourse assault and aggravated felony intercourse abuse. Of the aggravated felony intercourse abuse prices, three of the alleged victims are between the ages of 13 and 16.
Moreover, 4 of the aggravated felony intercourse assault prices are class X felonies. In Illinois, this implies Kelly’s prices carry a possible jail sentence of 30 years or extra, which many are declaring is probably the most he is confronted.
Nevertheless, Kelly’s Disaster Supervisor, Darryl Johnson, claims the costs are “outdated.” He stated in an announcement to E! Information, “We knew they had been coming and this was taking place. He isn’t going to jail. We do not have the complete particulars but.”
The singer’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, additionally shared the identical sentiments as Johnson. He tweeted, “#RKelly was NOT charged with a brand new case. He was recharged in an current case, identical alleged sufferer and time (a decade in the past) It adjustments nothing.”
He continued, “These are the identical conduct, simply charged in a different way, identical alleged sufferer, identical timeframe, identical information. We anticipate the identical outcomes.”
Kelly’s current prices comply with allegations made earlier this yr.
As E! beforehand reported in February, the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated felony sexual abuse in Cook dinner County. Paperwork confirmed 4 alleged victims, with 9 of Kelly’s counts involving victims between the age of 13 and 16. On the time, the 52-year-old star’s lawyer entered a not responsible plea on his behalf, which regarded the 10 counts of aggravated felony sexual abuse.
Regardless of the current prices, R. Kelly has constantly denied allegations of abuse and/or misconduct over time.
He’s scheduled to go in entrance of the presiding choose on June 6, in accordance with a Cook dinner County felony clerk.