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Rex Orange County charged with sexual assault

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Rex Orange County performs on stage at the 2020 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California, Jan. 18, 2020. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Indie rock singer Alexander O’Connell, also known as Rex Orange County, was charged with six counts of sexual assault Monday.

O’Connell allegedly assaulted a woman twice in the West End of London, England, on June 1 and then four more times the following day, once in a taxi and three times at his home in Notting Hill.

O’Connell showed up in court on Monday to plead not guilty to the charges and was released on unconditional bond. His trial date is set for Jan. 3, 2023. 

O’Connell, 24, denied all claims and has not made a direct statement on the matter. 

“Alex is shocked by the allegations, which he denies, and looks forward to clearing his name in court,” said a representative of O’Connell. 

Rex Orange County has garnered considerable fame in recent years and his album “Who Cares?” which released March of this year, hit No. 5 on Billboard’s chart when it was released.