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R. Kelly Indicted on 11 New Sexual Assault Charges

Monica Otayza
May 31, 2019
06:11 A.M.
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After having four different cases filed against him in February 2019, R. Kelly now faces 11 more serious sexual assault charges in a new court case.


Cook County prosecutors filed a new series of sexual assault charges against singer R. Kelly, particularly 11 counts of felony against him, which may carry a potential sentence of up to three decades in prison.


Multiple Charges

The offenses allegedly happened in January 2010, but it does not contain specific details about what happened. It is also unclear whether the charges are tied to new allegations, or if they are follow-ups from the previous cases.

However, Kelly's lawyer confirmed that the new charges are related to one of the victims and the acts were the basis of one of the four sexual abuse claims filed against Kelly in February.


This new case accuses Kelly of four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim between the ages of 13 to 16.

Freed by a bond

Kelly is currently out of jail due to a $1 million bond following his indictment earlier this year with sexual abuse cases involving four victims, three of whom were underage during the time of the assault.


First-hand experience

According to one of R. Kelly's ex-girlfriends, Dominique Gardner, R. Kelly has always been a violent man. The 27-year-old was one of the singer's many girlfriends for almost a decade. At one point in their relationship, she was one out of six women living with the artist in his place.

She appeared on the controversial docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" on two episodes, where her mother, Michelle Kramer, tracked her down to a hotel room in Los Angeles where she convinced her to leave the singer's "cult."


When asked if she actually watched the documentary, she said she didn't need to, because that's the way she lived for nine years.

Gardner acknowledged that R. Kelly needs help, and was extremely controlling of the lives of those who lived with him. When he did not get what he wanted, he would punish them in ways like not giving them food, etc.

Dominique is only one of the many girls who have stepped forward against Kelly, who mistreated and assaulted them, one way or another.

He is scheduled to face the court once again now that new charges have been filed against him.