R. Kelly Arrested by Feds on Sex Trafficking Charges’ While Walking His Dog in Chicago
R. Kelly is in custody after being arrested in Chicago on sex trafficking charges, according to reports in the US.
Kelly is charged with sex trafficking in New York and attempting to influence a case in Atlanta, and was arrested while walking his dog, a source with knowledge of the arrest said.
US attorney spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick said that the indictment against Kelly handed down in federal court for the northern district of Illinois also contained charges that revolve around child pornography and obstruction of justice.
“The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice,” Fitzpatrick said, adding that further details would be released later Friday.
For two decades R. Kelly, real name Robert Kelly, has been accused of different sexual abuse allegations.
He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on bail.
Then in May he was charged with 11 more sexual offences, relating to sexual assault and abuse of a minor aged between 13 and 16, which he pleaded not guilty to last month.
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, confirmed his arrest to the Chicago Sun-Times.