07.12.2019

R. Kelly arrested on federal child pornography charges, U.S. attorney says

R. Kelly arrested on federal child pornography charges, U.S. attorney says (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Musician R. Kelly has been arrested on federal child pornography and obstruction of justice charges.

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said the pop star was arrested Thursday on a 13-count indictment.

"R Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned today in the Northern District of Illinois," the attorney's office said in a statement late Thursday. "The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice."

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