R. Kelly lawyer: latest charges ‘not really new’

CHICAGO — R. Kelly’s lawyer says 11 new sex-related counts filed by Cook County prosecutors against the singer “are not really new.”Prosecutors presented the new charges in a Thursday filing.

Defense lawyer Steve Greenberg said in a text that the allegations in the new filings are “are the same conduct … charged differently.” He added that it’s the “same alleged victim, same time frame, same facts.”

Greenberg has long said Kelly expected to prevail at trial. In his Thursday comment, he said he expects the “same results” with the latest charges.

Among the new charges are two counts of criminal sexual assault by force and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim between the ages of 13 to 16. They apparently pertain to a single victim.

Kelly was already facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women years ago, three of whom were minors at the time.

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