Prosecutors unveil multiple indictments charging singer R Kelly over alleged sex crimes

Prosecutors unveil multiple indictments charging singer R Kelly over alleged sex crimes

Musician R.Kelly has been arrested and charged with child trafficking offences, according to two law enforcement officials out of the US.

In her analysis, "Is time finally up for R. Kelly?".

The 52-year-old disgraced singer was arrested by NY police detectives and Homeland Security investigators.

In June, Kelly was back in court facing 11 new felony sex assault charges and various abuse in IL, to which he pled not guilty.

One of those interviews included Kelly's ex-stylist, and another involved a brand new accuser who claims she was a victim of sexual abuse while also witnessing sexual abuse of other women. Details of that indictment are expected to be released on Friday, according to the Times.


In addition, a 13 count indictment was given by a federal grand jury in Chicago for receiving and creating child porn.

Greenberg said Kelly looks forward to his day in court, "to the truth coming out and to his vindication" in the case.

Kelly has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.

R Kelly has been arrested on federal sex trafficking charges. Kelly reportedly made the two men force his victims into taking lie-detector tests in order to prove that they've handed over all sex tapes in their possession.

It is the first time in decades of allegations against Kelly that he has faced criminal charges from federal prosecutors.


Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg speaks to the media after Kelly turned himself in to police Friday. Kelly plead not guilty to these last month.

Kelly is now facing 18 federal counts, including child pornography, racketeering and kidnapping.

The Cook County charges involve alleged abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16 that prosecutors said took place between May 2009 and January 2010.

Darrell Johnson declined to comment when reached by phone early Friday, saying he'd address the latest developments at the morning news conference.

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 IL.


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