Singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois.
The singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse against women for decades.
He has never been convicted and denies all the allegations.
According to court records seen by US media, the 52 year-old is expected in court on March 8.
The charges are on the heels of attorney Michael Avenatti announcing he had handed over to the State Attorney's Office a videotape that he said showed Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
The newly unearthed footage lasts 42 minutes and 45 seconds, and is clear and explicit.