R Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 sex assault charges

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Chicago – Singer R Kelly pleaded not guilty to a slew of new charges Thursday alleging he sexually assaulted a teenage fan who met him at his child pornography trial a decade ago.

The 11-count indictment, unveiled last week, replaces charges filed in February centering on an alleged victim identified as JP.

The new indictment adds more serious charges – four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault – against the R&B singer involving his alleged conduct with JP, whom prosecutors say was underage when Kelly began a sexual relationship with her.

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