7:45 AM — Through his attorney, R. Kelly plead not guilty to the new charges.
R. Kelly will appear in a Chicago courtroom this morning to answer to 11 new sex abuse-related felonies, and the singer is expected to plead not guilty.
The additional charges against Kelly are 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 between the ages of 13 to 16.
Kelly already pleaded not guilty in February to 10 counts involving sexual abuse.
The singer's attorney, Steve Greenberg, says that the singer "was NOT charged with a new case. He was recharged in an existing case, same alleged victim and time (a decade ago) It changes nothing."
The singer is expected to plead not guilty, similar to what he did on the previous charges.
Gerald Griggs, an attorney who represents the family of one of Kelly’s alleged victims, previously told The Blast of the new charges, “This further cements the fact that the victims have been true to their stories and law enforcement is finally listening.”