(Reuters) – Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse at a Chicago court hearing on Thursday, after prosecutors expanded an indictment against the Grammy Award winner dogged by abuse allegations for decades.
The new counts, unveiled last week in an indictment by a Cook County grand jury, involve alleged abuse of a victim between the ages of 13-16, according to documents posted on the Chicago Sun-Times’ website.
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The allegations center on someone identified only as J.P., with no other details provided. The alleged crimes allegedly took place between May 2009 and January 2010.
Kelly, 52, could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted on the new charges.
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The R&B singer has denied abuse allegations for decades. In 2008, he was tried on child pornography charges and found not guilty.
It was not clear from the charging document whether the new counts are...
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