Award-winning musician, R. Kelly was arrested on Thursday night in Chicago over sex trafficking charges.
According to CNN, Kelly was arrested by New York police detectives
and investigators with the Department of Homeland Security while walking
with his dog, and has been charged with sex trafficking in New York.
His arrest comes after a 13-count indictment in the Northern District
of Illinois that includes child pornography and obstruction of justice
charges. For over 20 years, R Kelly has faced accusations of abuse,
manipulations and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women.
In February, Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal
sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, with three of them being
underage girls. He, however, pleaded not guilty.
In late May, a grand jury had indicted him on 11 more charges
pertaining to one of the four accusers, including aggravated criminal
sexual assault, a Class X felony; and criminal sexual assault, a Class 1
felony and according to Illinois law, a person convicted of Class X
felonies can get up to 30 years in prison.
However, Kelly was freed on a $1 million bond set in February until
Thursday when he was arrested again by the New York Police Department.