According to the Chicago Sun-Times, R&B singer R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County Friday morning.
The charges feature four new victims, each of them between the ages of 13 to 16 years old.
BREAKING: Cook County Clerk records show 4 new cases alleging criminal sexual abuse— 3 cases involve victims 13-16 years old— against R. Kelly — Andy Grimm (@agrimm34) February 22, 2019
Three of the four cases include multiple counts each.
According to USA Today, the charges stem from a newly discovered video found by Michael Avenatti, who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump.
After 25 years of serial sexual abuse and assault of underage girls, the day of reckoning for R Kelly has arrived. — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) February 22, 2019
The video supposedly shows R. Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
This comes after a Lifetime documentary series called ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ was released in January.
The TV series shows how R. Kelly sexually abused and entrapped underage women.
‘Surviving R. Kelly’ featured survivors of the claimed assaults.
Kelly was tried for sexual assault more than a decade ago, though that trial failed to convict him.
The first court date listed in the case is scheduled for March 8th.
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