(CBS DETROIT/ AP) — Despite three new cases being brought against singer R. Kelly, an Illinois judge overseeing his case says he’ll proceed toward a trial.

Kelly has denied any wrongdoing but has a federal case in Chicago, one in New York and a Minnesota case have all been brought since July.

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Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood asked attorneys if there’s agreement about which of the four cases should proceed first. When a prosecutor said that hadn’t been decided, Flood said he’d proceed for now as if no other cases existed.

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Flood said he wanted Kelly at his next status hearing, set for Sept. 17.

The multiple cases complicate moving Kelly from a downtown Chicago jail to different hearings. A defense lawyer said Kelly didn’t appear Thursday because of transportation issues.

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