R. Kelly was arrested by NYPD detectives and Homeland Security Investigators on Thursday night on federal sex trafficking charges.
Kelly was arrested Thursday in Chicago on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned in the Northern District of Illinois. Joseph Fitzpatrick, spokesperson for The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District, says the indictment includes charges of child porn and obstruction of justice.
R. Kelly was in court in Chicago in June where he pled not guilty to 11 felonies related to sexual assault and various abuse in Illinois. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office charged him with 5 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, 4 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and 2 counts of criminal sexual assault.
R. Kelly’s attorney declined to make a statement.
Drea Kelly also declined to make comment on her ex-husband’s arrest.
This story is developing and more information regarding R. Kelly’s arrest is expected to be announced on Friday (July 12).
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