R.KELLY PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO NEW CHARGES
R.Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 11 new sex-related felonies at his arraignment in Chicago Thursday morning. During the hearing, the judge called the singer's total composite bond of $1 million "a sufficient bond" and said it will stand. The judge made clear to Kelly that his next court date is on June 26 and, speaking to the singer, said, "You're out on bond. It's incumbent upon you to appear in court on each and every court date."
The hearing comes a week after prosecutors announced the new charges, including four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. Each carries a maximum prison term of 30 years.