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Feds Arrest R. Kelly as He Walks His Dog

13 counts include child porn, enticement of a minor
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2019 3:21 AM CDT
Updated Jul 12, 2019 6:36 AM CDT
R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Charges
In this June 26, 2019 photo, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on sex-related felonies in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

(Newser) – R. Kelly has been arrested on sex charges in Chicago for the second time this year—this time by federal authorities. The R&B singer was walking his dog around 7pm Thursday when he was taken into custody, the Chicago Tribune reports. The 52-year-old was arrested in February on state charges relating to the sexual abuse of four people, including three minors. Cook County prosecutors hit him with another 11 charges relating to an underage victim in May. US Attorney's Office spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick says Kelly was arrested after a federal grand jury returned indictments on 13 counts, the AP reports. "The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor, and obstruction of justice," Fitzpatrick says. Authorities say more details will be released Friday. (Read more R. Kelly stories.)

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