R. Kelly Has Been Arrested In Chicago On Federal Sex Trafficking, Child Pornography

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  1. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on Thursday after he was indicted by a grand jury on 13 federal counts, including sex crimes.

 

The singer, 52, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, is understood to have been detained while walking his dog at around 7pm.

 

U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick said the R&B star was taken into custody and was being held by federal authorities.

 

He was arrested after a 13-count federal indictment was handed down earlier Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois.

 

‘The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice,’ Fitzpatrick said, adding that further details would be released later Friday.

 

Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, confirmed the arrest but released no further details.

 

News 4 reports the singer is expected to be brought to New York after they say he was detained by the NYPD and Homeland Security Investigation agents.

 

It’s understood Kelly’s spokesman Darrell Johnson will hold a press conference Friday morning in Atlanta.

The Grammy winner, whose real name is Robert Kelly, pleaded not guilty to 11 new sex assault charges last month.

 

He hid his eyes behind dark sunglasses and made several strained expressions as he entered Chicago’s Leighton Criminal Courts Building on June 26 flanked by a large entourage for a status hearing in relation to a sexual assault case.

 

Inside the court room, prosecutors handed over a DVD allegedly showing Kelly having sex with an underage female.

 

The footage – thought to have been filmed in the 1990s – was obtained by lawyer Michael Avenatti back in February, and reportedly shows the singer sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

 

In total, Kelly has now pleaded not guilty to 21 sexual abuse charges since February for his alleged abuse against four different women, three of whom were underage when the alleged crimes took place.

 

Among the 11 new counts are four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

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