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R. Kelly ARRESTED In Chicago On Federal Sex Trafficking, Child Pornography And Obstacle Of Justice Charges

R. Kelly ARRESTED In Chicago On Federal Sex Trafficking, Child Pornography And Obstacle Of Justice Charges

The singer, 52, Kelly was arrested in Chicago on Thursday after he was indicted by a grand jury on 13 federal counts, including sex crimes.

He is 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.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, Kelly is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago. 

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