Police say the member of 98 Degrees was one of 11 people arrested early Sunday at the city's Fountain Square after the 3 a.m. closing time. They also were charged with unlawful use of the square.
Jeffre tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/os723g ) he spent several hours in jail and it was "no fun." But he says it was the right place to be to stand up for free speech.
Attorney Jennifer Kinsley entered a not guilty plea for him Monday.
The now 38-year-old Jeffre is a founding member of 98 Degrees with Nick and Drew Lachey (luh-SHAY') and Jeff Timmons. The group launched in the late 1990s. He has more recently been a Cincinnati political activist.