R Kelly has been arrested on federal sex crime charges, a spokesman for the US Attorneys office has said. In a statement, Joseph Fitzpatrick said child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice were among the 13 charges against the R&B singer.

The arrest was the second time this year that Kelly has been taken into custody in Chicago on sex charges.

Kelly was also arrested in February on 10 counts in Illinois involving four women, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on bail.

R. Kelly – February 2019 Mugshot

In March, CBS anchor Gayle King sat down for an interview with Kelly, that ended with the singer yelling and pounding his chest.


It has not been revealed where Kelly is being held or when he will appear before a judge, but the Department of Homeland Security said he is expected to be taken to New York.