R. Kelly charged with new felony sex assault, abuse counts – Chicago Sun Times report
31 May 2019 | 1:06 pm
Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Thursday with 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse that could, if he is convicted, send the R & B singer to prison for 30 years, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
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