Kelly has been arrested on federal child pornography and obstruction of justice charges.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago mentioned the pop star was arrested Thursday on a 13-rely indictment.
“R Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned immediately in the District of Illinois,” the attorney’s office stated in a press release late Thursday. “The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice.”
It’s not clear as of but what different charges are included within the indictment
Kelly was arrested by the New York Police Department, which is able to finally bring him to New York City, a police supply advised ABC News.
Darrell Johnson, Kelly’s representative, stated he’ll hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time Friday.
The charges are the latest in a number of legal issues for Kelly this year. The singer, whose actual name is Robert Kelly, is also facing several 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 responsible to these charges, a few of which date back to 1998.
Kelly had 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.
“We’ll see what it shows,” Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, said exterior the courthouse final month.
A trial has not been set, but the judge stated an early 2020 date is likely. Kelly’s subsequent court listening to in that case is scheduled for Aug. 15.
The 52-year-old has always denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
He has additionally dealt with a number of child support issues. He was jailed for almost a week in March for failure to pay support dating back eight months for his three kids with his ex-wife, Andrea “Drea” Kelly.