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R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty to New Sex Charges

Created: June 06, 2019 11:46 AM

CHICAGO (AP) - Singer R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing in Chicago.

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Prosecutors did not ask the judge to raise the bond amount for Kelly during Thursday's hearing in Cook County court.

Kelly stood and listened to the judge describe the charges in a gray suit, with his hands folded in front of him. When the judged asked if he understood, Kelly, responded, "Yes, sir."

Among the 11 new counts are four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. That is more than four times as long as the maximum term for each of the 10 counts Kelly was originally charged with in February.

Kelly has denied any wrongdoing.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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