CHICAGO — Prosecutors in Chicago filed new sex abuse and sex assault-related charges against singer R. Kelly, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday, citing court records.
Cook County prosecutors charged him with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim who was at least age 13 and under 17 at the time, The Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing court documents it posted on its website.
The four aggravated criminal sexual assault counts carry maximum terms of 30 years in prison.
Kelly was already facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women years ago, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred.
The new charges apparently pertain to a single victim, identified in the court filing by the initials “J.P.” Prosecutors didn’t specify in the court filing if she is the same person as one of the original four accusers who was also identified as “J.P.,” but Kelly’s defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, seemed to suggest that they are the same person in a tweet Thursday.
Kelly is expected back in court June 6 to face the new charges.
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