R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 new sex crime charges
RnB star, R. Kelly, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in a Chicago courtroom to 11 new felony sex crime charges. A grand jury last week increased the felony counts against the 52-year-old and upgraded some of the charges. If convicted of the most serious charges, Kelly would face mandatory sentences of six to 30 years in prison on each count. Three of the charges are for the sexual abuse of a child between 13 and 16 years old. In some of the counts, Kelly is accused of having threatened or used force against JP.