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R. Kelly enters not guilty plea to 11 sex-related charges

Singer R. Kelly on Thursday entered a not guilty plea to 11 new sex-related felonies at his Cook County arraignment.
 
The hearing in Chicago comes a week after prosecutors announced the new counts, including four for aggravated criminal sexual assault.
 
Each carries a maximum prison term of 30 years.
 
Kelly pleaded not guilty in February to 10 related counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving three girls and one woman over roughly 10 years starting in the late 1990s.  
 
The judge could revoke his bond and order him jailed pending trial but legal experts say that's unlikely.
 
Kelly's lawyer, Steve Greenberg, has said the accuser in the new charges is one of the four accusers in the February charges. 
 
Meanwhile, R. Kelly's former manager has just been indicted in Georgia for allegedly threatening to kill the father of one of Kelly's girlfriends. 
 
The Henry County District Attorney said James Mason was indicted on one felony count of making terrorist threats. 
 
The felony charge is punishable by one to 10 years in prison.


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