American singer, R. Kelly is required to argue not guilty to 11 new sex-assault charges when he shows up in court in Chicago.
Thursday’s hearing in Cook County comes a week after prosecutors announced the new counts, including four of 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 a period of about 10 years starting in the late 1990s.
The judge could repudiate his safeguard bond and request him to be imprisoned pending preliminary.
In any case, legitimate specialists state that is exceedingly improbable.
Kelly’s legal counselor, Steve Greenberg, has said the informer in the new charges is one of the four informers in the February charges.
Indeed, even with more charges, he has said Kelly still hopes to win at preliminary.