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R. Kelly Arrested Again on New Sex Charges

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7Dnews London

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:08 GMT

Singer Robert Kelly was arrested again in Chicago on Thursday July 11th, on a federal grand jury indictment, listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice, AP reported.

A 13-count indictment was handed down earlier Thursday July 11th, on charges of child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice, US attorney spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick told AP.

The 52-year-old Grammy winner was arrested in February on ten counts in Illinois involving four women, three who were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on bail.

The documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ which accused him of sexual abuse of underage girls, has caused these legal troubles for the singer after being aired earlier this year. The series followed the BBC's ‘R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes,’ released in 2018, that alleged the singer was holding women against their will.

Kelly avoided prison after similar accusations were made more than a decade ago, including allegations of manipulation and inappropriate encounters with girls.

A jury in 2008 acquitted him of child pornography charges that stemmed from a videotape, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, allegedly showing Kelly having sex with a minor.

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