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R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges

3 months 1 week 1 day ago Friday, July 12 2019 Jul 12, 2019 July 12, 2019 5:37 AM July 12, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Slate.com

CHICAGO (AP) - Singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday after he was indicted on 13 federal counts including sex crimes, a U.S. Attorney's office spokesman said.

Joseph Fitzpatrick said the R&B singer was taken into custody about 7 p.m. local time 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 Friday.

The R&B singer already faces separate state sex-related charges in Illinois involving four women, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on bail.

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