Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 13 sexual abuse charges in Chicago, including allegations involving a new accuser.
The Chicago case includes several counts accusing Kelly of child pornography. The hitmaker, whose full name is Robert Kelly, has consistently denied the allegations.
The new alleged victim, referred to as Minor Six, was included as part of an updated federal indictment.
Prosecutors offered little detail about the new alleged victim but said the person met Kelly in the late 1990s at the age of 14 or 15.
The indictment said Kelly “engaged in sexual contact and sexual acts” with Minor Six and four others when they were aged under 18.
Prosecutors also said they had seized more than 100 electronic devices, such as smartphones, iPads and hard drives, after executing a search warrant.
In 2019 Kelly was arrested in Chicago in July on two sets of charges including sex trafficking, child abuse images and obstruction of justice.
He has already pleaded not guilty to more than 20 sexual offences across several US states, including prostitution charges in Minnesota.
As reported by The Sauce, the allegations were brought back into the spotlight following the 2019 documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly,
The judge set a trial date for 13 October, six months later than planned.