R Kelly Faces Fresh Charges In Sexual Abuse Case
Music star, Robert Kelly, has been indicted by an Illinois grand jury on 11 new charges in his sexual assault and sexual abuse case, including four new felonies with maximum penalties of 30 years in prison, according to court documents released on Thursday.
According to CNN, Kelly’s attorney said the music star has been recharged in his existing case as it pertains to one alleged victim.
The charges range from aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the document says.
A person convicted in Illinois of aggravated criminal sexual assault can be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison, according to Illinois law.
Kelly, 52, has vehemently denied any allegations of sexual misconduct.
Defense attorney Steve Greenberg tweeted:”These are the same conduct, just charged differently, same alleged victim, same time frame, same facts. We expect the same results.”
Before Thursday, Kelly had been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse — a Class 2 felony — involving four alleged victims.
The singer released on bail in March in a case in which authorities have said he failed to pay his ex-wife child support of $161,000.