R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges

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R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of sexual abuse on Monday, The Associated Press reports.

The R&B singer has faced dozens of escalating allegations of sexual abuse spanning decades, and was arrested Friday on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. He was reportedly unable to pay $100,000 of his $1 million bond, and thus will remain in a Chicago jail aside from appearances in a Cook County courtroom. His attorney, Steve Greenberg, said Kelly's "confidants" are working to pay his bail to free him as he awaits trial.

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