Advertisement

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 new sex-assault charges

Click to play video: 'R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex-assault charges' R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex-assault charges
WATCH: R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex-assault charges – Jun 6, 2019

Singer R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related felonies during a court hearing in Chicago.

Prosecutors did not ask the judge to raise the bond amount for Kelly during Thursday’s hearing in Cook County court.

WATCH BELOW: New charges of sex assault and abuse laid against R. Kelly

Click to play video: 'New charges of sex assault and abuse laid against R. Kelly' New charges of sex assault and abuse laid against R. Kelly
New charges of sex assault and abuse laid against R. Kelly – May 31, 2019

READ MORE: R. Kelly facing 11 additional sexual abuse charges

Kelly stood and listened to the judge describe the charges in a gray suit, with his hands folded in front of him. When the judged asked if he understood, Kelly, responded, “Yes, sir.”

Story continues below advertisement

WATCH BELOW: Singer R. Kelly back in Chicago court over child support case

Click to play video: 'Singer R. Kelly back in Chicago court over child support case' Singer R. Kelly back in Chicago court over child support case
Singer R. Kelly back in Chicago court over child support case – May 8, 2019

Among the 11 new counts are four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. That is more than four times as long as the maximum term for each of the 10 counts Kelly was originally charged with in February.

Kelly has denied any wrongdoing.

Sponsored content