Singer R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges
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Singer R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

R&B superstar R. Kelly on Monday pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse against four victims, three of them minors.

R Kelly in Court
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The artist stood in a Chicago courtroom wearing an orange jumpsuit as his lawyer entered the plea, days after Kelly, 52, turned himself in and was arrested.


The judge maintained his bail at $1 million of which he must pay 10 percent, or $100,000.


His lawyer, Steve Greenberg, had said Saturday that Kelly was not as rich as his fame would suggest.


Known for hits like "I Believe I Can Fly," Kelly surrendered to Chicago police Friday night.


His arrest came after a documentary series renewed attention on decades of accusations against the performer, including child pornography, sex with minors, operating a sex cult and sexual battery.


After a dramatic trial he was acquitted in 2008 of charges of child pornography, also in Chicago.


His next court date is set for March 22.

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