R. Kelly performs on stage at the FOX Theater. (Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock.com)
R. Kelly, who already faces indictments on state charges for aggravated sexual assault and abuse, was arrested July 11 on federal child pornography charges. The controversial R&B singer now faces federal charges in two states: Illinois and New York.
Kelly, 52, was indicted on 13 new charges in Chicago, including enticement of a minor, obstruction of justice, and child pornography, according to Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. He is being held at Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
On July 12, federal prosecutors in New York unsealed an indictment charging Kelly with racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor, and sexual exploitation of a child, according to NBC New York. The five-count superseding indictment alleged Kelly and his associates recruited girls and women to…
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