Chicago — R. Kelly was charged with 11 additional felony counts of sexual abuse on Thursday, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. The disgraced singer is scheduled to appear in court on June 6, CBS Chicago reported.
The new charges include four counts of aggravated criminal sex assault, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, two counts of criminal sex assault by force and two counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse, according to court records.
In February, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He was accused of abusing four women, three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged events.
His attorney, Steve Greenberg, responded to the charges on Twitter, saying his client was recharged in an existing case. "It changes nothing," Greenberg added.
In his explosive interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, the singer said the abuse allegations against him are lies.