R. Kelly leaving a Chicago jail after posting bail in February

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R. Kelly is in custody after being arrested in Chicago on intercourse trafficking expenses, in line with studies within the US.

There are stated to be 13 expenses in opposition to the singer, together with baby abuse photos and obstruction of justice, in line with the US Lawyer’s Workplace in Chicago.

The 52-year-old was arrested by NYPD and Homeland Safety officers.

He is already pleaded not responsible to greater than 20 sexual offences.

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For 20 years R. Kelly, actual title Robert Kelly, has been accused of various sexual abuse allegations.

They have been introduced again into the highlight following the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which detailed tales about him pursuing teenage ladies going proper again to the beginning of his profession.

The R&B artist was charged with 10 counts of aggravated prison sexual abuse in February. He pleaded not responsible and has been launched on bail.

Then in Could he was charged with 11 more sexual offences, regarding sexual assault and abuse of a minor aged between 13 and 16, which he pleaded not responsible to final month.

It isn’t but recognized whether or not the brand new federal expenses are linked to the identical instances.

An individual could be charged with a federal crime in the event that they’ve damaged legal guidelines in a couple of state. The costs are usually extra extreme than state expenses.

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Media captionR. Kelly speaks on to the digicam throughout an interview in March 2019

R. Kelly has stood trial on sexual offences as soon as, being acquitted of kid pornography expenses by a jury in 2008.

Newsbeat has contacted representatives for R. Kelly, in addition to police in New York and the US Lawyer’s Workplace in Chicago.

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