R. Kelly Arrested in Chicago

July 11, 2019 - 8:41 pm

(1010 WINS) -- R. Kelly was arrested Thursday night in Chicago on federal child pornography and obstruction of justice charges, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said.

He was arrested by NYPD detectives and Department of Homeland Security investigators. The rapper is expected to be brought to New York City.

"R Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned today in the Northern District of Illinois," the attorney's office said in a statement late Thursday. "The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice."

Kelly's publicist confirmed the rapper was arrested on federal sex crime charges and is in police custody. He said a news conference is planned for Friday morning. Kelly's attorneys have not commented on the latest round of charges.

R. Kelly in February was charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four women, three of whom were minors. He pleaded not guilty and was released from jail after posting bail.