R. Kelly Has Been Arrested On Federal Sex Crime Charges Including Enticement Of A Minor

R. Kelly Has Been Arrested On Federal Sex Crime Charges Including Enticement Of A Minor

There is currently no information on whether the new charges are related to the previous ones that Kelly has been accused of.

Singer R. Kelly has been detained on several feral sex crime charges. Entertainment news site TMZ confirmed that Kelly was arrested in Chicago on Thursday, July 11. As per the report, Kelly has 13 charges against him, including obstruction of justice and child abuse images. 



 

The Guardian reports that the 52-year-old singer was taken into custody by the New York Police Department and Homeland Security officers. US attorney spokesperson Joseph Fitzpatrick revealed some of the charges levied against Kelly.  "The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice," said Fitzpatrick, adding that more details on his charges will be released on Friday. 



 

Kelly has been battling several charges that he has been accused of over the course of two decades. The entertainer has already pleaded 'not guilty' for another set of nearly 20 sexual offenses. But the allegations were put in the spotlight following the release of the documentary 'Surviving R. Kelly'. The explosive docuseries detailed Kelly's history of pursuing teenage girls which goes back to the beginning of his career as a musician. 



 

The tell-all documentary set off a renewed examination of the accusations that were levied against R. Kelly. Earlier this year in February, the singer was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, for which he pleaded 'not guilty' and had been released on bail. 



 

Later in May, Kelly had 11 more sexual offenses pressed against him related to abuse and sexual assault of a minor aged between 13 and 16, to which he pleaded 'not guilty'. There is currently no information on whether the new charges are related to the previous ones. 



 

Kelly had appeared in court once in 2008 for different sexual offenses namely child pornography charges. But the singer was acquitted for those charges by a jury. 

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