Singer R Kelly arrested on sex crime charges

Charges include child pornography and enticement of a minor –US attorney office

Singer R Kelly has been arrested on charges including child pornography and enticement of a minor, the US attorney’s office said. File Photograph: Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Singer R Kelly has been arrested on charges including child pornography and enticement of a minor, the US attorney’s office said. File Photograph: Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

 

Singer R Kelly has been arrested on charges including child pornography and enticement of a minor, the US attorney’s office said.

Kelly (52) was arrested on Thursday night on a 13-count indictment which also included alleged obstruction of justice.

He was taken into custody in Chicago at around 7pm.

“The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice,” Joseph Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for the US attorney’s office, adding that further details would be released on Friday.

The R&B singer already faces state sex-related charges 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.