Kelly Arrested for Federal Sex Charges by NYPD and Homeland Security

R Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges

R Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges

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

Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly arrives for a child support hearing at a Cook County courthouse in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 6, 2019.

The arrest took place in Chicago, and the controversial artist is expected to return to NY for trial according to Variety. "The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice".

The charges in May stemmed from accusations from Jerhonda Pace, whose allegations were recounted in the Lifetime docu-series called "Surviving R. Kelly". US attorney spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick revealed to the Chicago Sun-Times R. Kelly was arrested at 7 p.m. He was arrested on sex trafficking charges and will be transferred to NY.

According to court records obtained by ET at the time, he was charged with 11 felony counts of sexual assault and sexual abuse related charges.

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Back in 2008, he was brought to trial when a video circulated which allegedly featured Kelly having sex with a girl as young as 13.

Kelly has already been charged with over 20 counts of sexual abuse.

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

The singer, known for such hits as "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Bump N' Grind", spent a weekend in jail on the sex charges before being released on $100,000 bail on February 25.

During a press conference after the hearing, Kelly's lawyer, Steve Greenberg, told reporters, "We pled not guilty to all of the charges because he's not guilty".

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