R. Kelly is facing 11 new charges — 5 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, 4 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and 2 counts of criminal sexual assault.
The charges came after several of his accusers testified in front of a grand jury, according to TMZ.
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. Kelly will reportedly be back in court next week to be arraigned on the new charges.
His crisis manager, Darrell Johnson, says Kelly maintains his innocence and denies all accusations brought against him in the latest charges. He also says he believes J.P. is Kelly accuser Jerhonda Pace.
Attorney Steve Greenberg took to Twitter to clarify the news, writing, R. Kelly was NOT charged with a new case.
As you know Kelly is already facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County — and all of that is just the tip of the iceberg for his legal troubles.