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CrimeR. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To New Sexual Assault Charges

18:41  06 june  2019
18:41  06 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

R. Kelly Charged With New Counts Of Sexual Abuse

R. Kelly Charged With New Counts Of Sexual Abuse R. Kelly was charged with 11 additional counts of sexual abuse on Thursday. Details are still developing, but some of the charges are Class X felonies. The victims are between the ages of 13 and 16, according to court records. The charges include aggravated criminal sex assault, criminal sex assault and aggravated criminal sex abuse. The four aggravated criminal sex assault charges are class X felonies Kelly is due in court on these allegation on June 6. R.

Days after Chicago authorities indicted R . Kelly on 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault against four victims, the R &B singer’s attorney entered a not - guilty plea for all charges Monday. Though accusations of sexual abuse have followed Kelly for decades, he was acquitted of child

Grammy-winning R &B star R . Kelly pleaded not guilty during an appearance in a Chicago courtroom on Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted R . Kelly is due back in court Monday where a judge will be assigned to oversee his trial on charges of sexual assault , Grammy winning R . and B

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CHICAGO (CBS) — R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Thursday to new sexual assault charges filed by Cook County prosecutors last week, the most serious criminal charges filed against the embattled R&B singer to date.

Last week, a new grand jury indictment charged Kelly with 11 new counts, including aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The four aggravated criminal sex assault charges are class X felonies and carry prison terms of up to 30 years if he’s convicted.

“A Class X felony is the most serious class of felony in Illinois, other than murder, based on the penalty for it of 6 to 30 years. So clearly the prosecutor is trying to get an enhanced sentence here. Whether they can prove it certainly remains to be seen,” former Cook County prosecutor Steven Block said.

At a brief arraignment hearing Thursday morning, Kelly pleaded not guilty to the new charges. Prosecutors did not seek any changes in his bond, so Kelly will remain free on bail pending trial.

His next hearing on the new case and the previous charges has been scheduled for June 26.

The new charges follow earlier allegations the singer sexually assaulted four women, three of them when they were minors. These latest charges in the case center on one of those victims, identified as JP.

According to the indictment, R. Kelly engaged in sex acts with JP in January 2010 “by the use of force or threat of force and … acted in such a manner as to threaten or endanger the life of JP.”

Kelly already has pleaded not guilty to the earlier charges.

Prosecutors have identified the victims only by initials, and the dates of the alleged abuse:

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 new counts of sexual abuse

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 new counts of sexual abuse Singer R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 11 new sex-related felonies at his arraignment in Chicago on Thursday.

Grammy-winning R &B star R . Kelly pleaded not guilty during an appearance in a Chicago courtroom on Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a woman. Zachary Goelman reports.

Days after Chicago authorities indicted R . Kelly on 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault against four victims, the R &B singer’s attorney entered a not - guilty plea for all charges Monday. Though accusations of sexual abuse have followed Kelly for decades, he was acquitted of child

• H.W. (13-16 years of age), victim of four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse between May 26, 1998, and May 25, 1999;

• J.P. (13-16 years of age), victim of three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse between May 1, 2009, and Jan. 31, 2010;

• R.L. (13-16 years of age), victim of two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse between Sept. 26, 1998, and Sept. 25, 2001;

• L.C. (no age given), victim of one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Feb. 18, 2003.

“With these new Class X charges, and the more serious penalties, it makes it even more certain that this case is being resolved at a trial. There really is no room for the defendant to enter a plea here that would come without serious prison time. So I think this is going to play out for a long time,” Block said.

Two of Kelly’s defense attorneys, Steve Greenberg and Raed Shalabi, have said the new charges are not really new and center on the same alleged conduct, just charged differently.

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