R. Kelly Arrested On Child Porn Charges While Walking His Dog

R. Kelly has been arrested on federal sex trafficking charges. (Chicago Police)

By Don Lemon, Sonia Moghe and Christina Maxouris | July 12, 2019

| CNN – Singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on Thursday night on federal sex crime charges, sources told CNN.

Kelly, 52, is charged with sex trafficking in New York and attempting to influence a case in Atlanta, and was arrested while walking his dog, a source with knowledge of the arrest said.

A five-count indictment against Kelly will be unsealed Friday in the Eastern District of New York, a source with that district’s US attorney’s office told CNN. Kelly will appear in federal court in Brooklyn at a later date, the source said.

His arrest comes after a 13-count indictment was returned Thursday in the Northern District of Illinois that includes child pornography and obstruction of justice charges, said Joseph Fitzpatrick, assistant US attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

The New York Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations and other federal partners assisted in Thursday’s arrest, a law enforcement source said.

He’s faced abuse allegations for decades. Kelly has vehemently denied any allegations of sexual misconduct. Read more. 

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