R. Kelly Charged With 11 New Counts Of Sexual Assault

R. Kelly is going through 11 new counts of sexual assault in Illinois, they usually carry some fairly stiff necessary penalties.

The fees had been handed down on Thursday (Might 30) with 4 of them categorized as aggravated felony sexual assault, a “Class X” rely, which is essentially the most severe within the Midwestern state outdoors of first-degree homicide. In response to the Chicago Solar-Occasions, they carry a compulsory sentence of six to 30 years.

In February, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated felony sexual abuse, which concerned 4 victims, three of whom had been minors.

Kelly’s lawyer says he hasn’t reviewed the brand new prices however has been notified of them. “We’ll see what the fees are, and we’ll proceed accordingly,” lawyer Steve Greenberg instructed the Solar-Occasions. “I do know this a lot: It’s outdated. They’re allegations from years in the past.”

Later in a Twitter publish, Greenburg claimed the brand new prices had been linked to an present sufferer. “[Kelly] was NOT charged with a brand new case. He was recharged in an present case, identical alleged sufferer and time (a decade in the past) It modifications nothing,” Greenberg wrote. “These are the identical conduct, simply charged in a different way, identical alleged sufferer, identical time-frame, identical info. We anticipate the identical outcomes.”

The most recent prices seek advice from the sufferer by the initials “J.P.”, that are the identical initials used for one of many victims in one of many instances filed in February. Kelly was charged with three counts of aggravated felony sexual abuse in that case. These are Class 2 felonies with max sentences of seven years.

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