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US NewsR. Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges

08:10  12 july  2019
08:10  12 july  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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R . Kelly is in custody after being arrested in Chicago on sex trafficking charges , according to reports in the US. There are said to be 13 charges against the singer, including child abuse images and obstruction of justice, according to the US Attorney's Office in Chicago.

The federal sex trafficking charges filed by prosecutors in New York appear to stem from allegations made by Faith Rodgers, one of Kelly ’s main accusers, who The charges came just weeks after the celebrity Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti disclosed he had a VHS tape he said showed Kelly

R. Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges © Amr Alfiky / AP APTOPIX R Kelly

R&B singer R. Kelly was arrested Thursday in Chicago on federal sex trafficking charges, law enforcement sources told CBS News. Kelly was arrested by the New York Police Department and federal Homeland Security agents, a law enforcement source said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in northern Illinois said Kelly is facing 13 counts, including child pornography, enticement of a minor to engage to engage in criminal sexual activity and obstruction of justice.

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Kelly has already been charged with over 20 counts of sexual abuse. He was first charged in February with 10 counts of sexual abuse involving four women, some of them minors. In May, he was charged with an additional 11 felony counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

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(Sean Walton) Singer R . Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges , according to two law enforcement officials. The 52-year-old was arrested by Homeland Security Investigation agents and NYPD Public Safety Task Force Thursday night on sex trafficking charges and it is

In this clip, we discuss R . Kelly being arrested again, this time on Federal child pornography charges and Federal sex trafficking charges . Singer R . Kelly

R. Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges © ASSOCIATED PRESS R&B singer R. Kelly arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

The charges in May stemmed from accusations from Jerhonda Pace, whose allegations were recounted in the Lifetime docu-series called "Surviving R. Kelly."

In an explosive interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King in March, Kelly insisted none of the allegations against him were true, including accusations that he had has beaten, starved and held other women against their will — a so-called "sex cult."

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R. Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges

"Believe me, man! This is not me! They lying on me! They're lying on me! I'm cool, bro," he said standing and screaming.

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