R. Kelly has been charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault and abuse in Illinois, as Chicago Tribune reporter Megan Crepeau and the Chicago Sun-Times report. According to Crepeau, four of the 11 new expenses levied in opposition to Kelly are for aggravated legal sexual assault and categorised as Class X felonies. Each of these Class X expenses carries a minimal of 6 years and most of 30 years in jail if Kelly is discovered responsible in courtroom.
The 11 new expenses come three months after the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in February. In addition to the 4 aforementioned aggravated legal sexual assault expenses, Kelly additionally now faces two counts of legal sexual assault by pressure, two counts of aggravated legal sexual abuse, and three counts of aggravated legal sexual abuse upon a sufferer between the ages of 13 and 16.
Pitchfork has reached out to R. Kelly’s authorized group for additional remark.