R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Crime Charges

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R. Kelly photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images
R. Kelly photograph by Noam Galai/Getty Images

R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday night time (July 11) on federal intercourse trafficking costs, NBC 4 New York and The Chicago Sun-Times report. According to NBC, Kelly was arrested by Homeland Security Investigation brokers and NYPD detectives, and it’s anticipated that he might be dropped at New York following the arrest.

The Sun-Times writes that in line with a spokesman for the U.S. legal professional’s workplace, Kelly faces a 13-count intercourse crime indictment, in addition to costs associated to little one pornography and obstruction of justice.

According to NBC, additional particulars relating to Kelly’s case might be introduced Friday (July 12).

In 2019 alone, R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, in addition to a further 11 counts of sexual assault and abuse; the latter costs have been towards him in May. These costs observe a long history of sexual abuse allegations made towards Kelly.

Pitchfork has reached out to R. Kelly’s authorized illustration for remark.