R. Kelly charged with fresh counts of sexual assault

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By Agencies

American singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, known by his stage name, R. Kelly, has been charged with additional criminal counts involving a victim he allegedly abused sexually 10 years ago.

Chicago prosecutors on Thursday filed 11 felonies in what his attorney, Steve Greenberg, said was a refiling of counts from an existing case.

“The latest counts are re-filed charges from an allegation from 10 years ago and not a new case.

“These are the same conduct, just charged differently, the same alleged victim, same time frame, same facts. It changes nothing, Greenberg said.

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Kelly is already facing 10 felony charges, filed in February, for the alleged abuse of four women.

The R&B singer will appear in court June 6 on the new charges.

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