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R. Kelly has just been hit with 11 new sexual assault and various abuse charges in Illinois.
The new charges include 5 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, 4 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and 2 counts of criminal sexual assault. The new charges are more serious felonies, the most serious class of felony in Illinois before murder.
According to the legal docs, Kelly’s accused of committing an act of sexual penetration on a victim listed as “J.P.” by the use of force or threat of force sometime in January 2010. He’s also accused of forcing contact between his penis and the alleged victim’s mouth. The docs say J.P. was under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, and 3 of Kelly’s sex abuse charges are listed as related to alleged victims between the ages of 13 and 16.
R. Kelly is already facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Illinois. In New York, he has 2 federal probes underway.
Kelly will reportedly be back in court next week to be arraigned on the new charges. Kelly maintains his innocence and denies all accusations brought against him in the latest charges.
Written by Clarke Jones