Law enforcement sources have informed the media that singer and known piece of shit R. Kelly has been arrested on federal sex crime charges.
The 52-year-old was arrested in Chicago on Thursday, US time, by police detectives from New York and Department of Homeland Security investigators. It’s expected that he will be taken to New York.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in northern Illinois, the ‘Ignition‘ singer is facing serious charges including child pornography, enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity and obstruction of justice, totalling 13 counts.
In February he was charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse involving four women, three of whom were minors at the time. Then in May he copped another 11 felony counts of sexual assault.
Some of these charges reportedly carry a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.
R. Kelly has been followed by sexual assault allegations for twenty years, with some dating back to 1998. The push to bring him to justice was renewed by the Lifetime documentary series ‘Surviving R. Kelly‘, released in January, which interviewed a number of women who claim they were abused by the singer.
His own daughter has called him a monster, and he won over exactly no-one in a bizarre and borderline violent interview with CBS‘s Gayle King in March. He was acquitted of child pornography charges by a jury in 2008, but it remains to be seen what will come of the federal charges against him. More details about his arrest are expected to be released in the next 24 hours.