Singer R. Kelly arrested
R&B singer, the subject of documentary series, is arrested in Chicago.
US R&B singer R. Kelly, who was the subject of the documentary Surviving R. Kelly, has been arrested on child pornography charges and obstruction of justice charges.
“R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned today in the Northern District of Illinois,” the US attorney’s office in Chicago said in a statement today. “The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice.”
Kelly, whose his include I Believe I Can Fly, was arrested by New York police detectives and investigators.
The charges are the latest in a number of legal issues for the singer, whose real name is Robert Kelly.
He is also facing 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, after being arrested by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department in March. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges, some of which date back to 1998.
Kelly last appeared in court in Chicago on June 26, when prosecutors handed over a DVD allegedly containing pornographic images of the singer with a minor.
The singer was also acquitted of prior child pornography charges in 2008, five years after initially being arrested over a video that purported to show the singer with an underage girl.
The 52-year-old has always denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
Surviving R. Kelly screened in Australia on Crime + Investigation and later on Nine.