Singer R. Kelly was arrested on federal sex charges Thursday night nearly five months after he was released on bail for additional sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors.
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CelebNMusic247.com has learned that R. Kelly ARRESTED in Chicago by Homeland Security Investigations agents and NYPD Public Safety Task Force.
According to NYC News 4, R. Kelly 52, had stepped out for a smoke and to walk his dog when he was taken into custody around 7 p.m. local time
Kelly being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, according to the Federal Prisons Bureau website.
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His attorney Steve Greenberg, confirmed Thursday’s R. Kelly arrested, adding “the agents were courteous and professional, as was Mr. Kelly.”
The conduct alleged appears to largely be the same as the conduct previously alleges against Mr. Kelly in his current State indictment and his former State charges that he was acquitted of. Most, if not all of the conduct alleged, is decades old.
NBC New York reports:
There are separate federal indictments filed in both Chicago and Brooklyn, according to a senior law enforcement official, and a court appearance in Chicago could come later Friday. Kellz will ultimately be brought to New York to face additional charges. An indictment unsealed in the Eastern District of New York Friday charges him with racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual exploitation of a child. Read the full NYC indictment here.
In addition, a 13-count indictment was handed down Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois and includes charges of child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice, according to U.S. attorney spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick.
As for, R. Kelly ARRESTED, Greenberg said Kellz already has a team of “outstanding” federal litigators and was not surprised by the new charges.
He and his lawyers look forward to his day in court, to the truth coming out and to his vindication from what has been an unprecedented assault by others for their own personal gain. Most importantly he looks forward to being able to continue to make wonderful music and perform for his legions of fans that believe him.
Kelly hopes to be released from custody next week after his bail hearing will be held.