Singer R Kelly arrested again over 13 Federal Sex Crime Charges

R&B star, R. Kelly has been arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges, two law enforcement sources said Thursday night.

According to NBC News, Robert Kelly, 52, was arrested by New York police detectives and investigators from the Department of Homeland Security and is expected to be taken to New York, the sources said. Further details were expected to be announced Friday.

Joseph Fitzpatrick, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago, told the Associated Press that Kelly was taken into custody at 7 p.m. Thursday after a 13-count federal indictment was handed down earlier in the day. “The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice,” he said.

For decades, Kelly has been the subject of sexual abuse allegations – some involving minors. The R&B singer was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that allegedly showed Kelly engaging in sex acts with a 13-year-old girl.

Kelly was also charged in February with 10 state counts of sexual abuse involving four victims, including three minors. He pleaded not guilty and was released from Chicago’s Cook County Jail after posting bail. More charges were filed against him in May.