R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual abuse
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R. Kelly is facing new sexual assault charges, including some that carry a potential sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

Kelly, 52, is facing 11 additional felony counts, with new charges filed Thursday in Cook County, Ill., according to multiple local reports.

The "Ignition" singer is facing four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, as well as multiple other counts of sexual abuse and assault, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The Cook County state’s attorney’s office didn’t immediately respond to ITK’s request for comment.


The R&B star pleaded not guilty in February to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in a case involving four victims.

Three of the alleged victims were under the age of 17 at the time of the alleged incidents, which prosecutors say spanned 1998 to 2010.

The charges came after the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” aired on Lifetime earlier this year, which detailed a series of sexual abuse allegations against the performer.

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Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday that he had been informed by prosecutors of new charges but hadn’t yet seen the court filings.

“We’ll see what the charges are, and we’ll proceed accordingly,” Greenberg said. “I know this much: it’s old. They’re allegations from years ago."