R. Kelly Charged With 11 New Counts of Sexual Assault and Abuse
Singer R. Kelly was charged Thursday with 11 new counts of sexual assault and sex abuse charges, court documents show.
Four of the charges are aggravated criminal sexual assault, two are criminal sexual assault by force, three are aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between 13 and 16 years old and two are aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The aggravated criminal sexual assault charges are Class X felonies, which according to NBC Chicago is the most serious felony in Illinois and carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of six to 30 years.
The singer’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, tweeted that Kelly was not charged with a new case, but re-charged in a case from a decade ago.
Kelly, 52, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was previously charged in February with 10 counts of felony aggravated sexual abuse. He has denied all the accusations against him.