Accusations of sexual misconduct have swirled around Kelly for years, and he was already facing sexual abuse charges brought by prosecutors in the state of Illinois in February. Gerald Griggs, representing the family of one of Kelly's alleged victims, told TMZ that the tapes depicted multiple victims and that prosecutors had confirmed with witnesses that the girls were underage. He added the tapes were exactly what was needed to secure indictments for sex crimes, including child pornography. Kelly was arrested on Thursday evening while walking his dog in Chicago and appeared before a judge on Friday. He will remain in federal custody at least until Tuesday, when he's scheduled for a detention hearing.
Kelly has been dodging accusations of sexual misconduct ranging from child pornography to underage sex. In , Kelly was acquitted in one trial in which he was alleged to have had sex and urinated on a year-old. Since being released on bond, Kelly was arrested a second time last night while he was walking his dog in Chicago the first arrest resulted from failure to pay child support. In addition, the singer is also facing a new five-count indictment in New York where he is also accused of the sexual exploitation of a child, a charge that includes kidnapping, forced labor, and other violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits the transportation of anyone across state lines for illegal sexual activity i. Up until now, Kelly has escaped any real punitive damage, but the recent investigations into the singer seem to be have been inspired, in part, by the six-part docuseries, Surviving R. In addition to the criminal charges filed in July, the multiplatinum artist was charged with two different sex crimes in Minnesota on August 5. What are the new charges against R.
R Kelly was arrested on child pornography and federal sex trafficking charges after former enablers and ex-employees allegedly turned on him. The singer was arrested by New York police detectives from the department of Homeland Security on Thursday after it is thought some 20 videos of Kelly having sex with underage girls were handed to law enforcement. Joseph D.
Disgraced singer R. Kelly was charged with two more sexual abuse charges on Monday. In , he allegedly paid an underage girl to "dance" for him after a meet and greet.