The troubled life of R-n-B singer R. Kelly is getting far more complicated – as he’s now facing nearly a dozen new sexual assault charges. Kelly has been charged with eleven felonies, some of which carry max sentences of up to 30-years in prison.
The charges include aggravated criminal sexual assault, sexual assault by force, and criminal sexual abuse – with three of the charges are for sexual abuse against a victim between 13 and 16. What’s different this time? Prosecutors say Kelly has previously only faced lower-level felonies with up to seven-year sentences.
Kelly's attorney isn’t concerned. "These 'new' charges are not really new — they are the same conduct, just charged differently. Same alleged victim, same time frame, same facts," says Steven Greenberg. "And we still expect the same results." Kelly has not been arraigned and remains free on bond for now.
The 52-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was previously charged with 10 counts of felony aggravated sexual abuse. He has denied all the accusations against him.
Source: NBC News