R.Kelly arrested again, this time on Federal sex crime charges

R.Kelly is back in police custody following his arrest on Thursday, July 11, 2019, on federal sex crime charges.

R. Kelly has been arrested by the police in Chicago on charges related to federal sex crime [APNews]

R. Kelly has been arrested by the police in Chicago on charges related to federal sex crime.

According to TMZ, the music star was arrested on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Chicago on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned in the Northern District of Illinois

Joseph Fitzpatrick, spokesperson for The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District, says the indictment includes charges of child porn and obstruction of justice, TMZ reports.

This is coming barely a few months after he was slammed with 11 count charges in Illinois for abuse and sexual assault.

The charges he was slammed with back May 2019

According to TMZ, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office filed these new charges on R.Kelly on Thursday, May 30, 2019, namely; 5 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, 4 counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and 2 counts of criminal sexual assault.

According to the documents released, R. Kelly is been accused of forceful penetration of his victim back in 2010. He's also accused of forcing contact between his penis and the alleged victim's mouth. 

The alleged victim is said to have been 18 as at the time of the incident and so were the three other alleged victims who were between 13 and 16. Kelly will reportedly be back in court next week to be arraigned on the new charges.

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