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Federal Prosecutors Arrest And Charge R. Kelly In New Child Pornography Case


Added 07-12-19 04:06:02am EST - “Kelly, who already faces separate sexual assault charges in state court, will now be confronting two possible criminal charges following his Thursday night arrest by federal authorities.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Federal Prosecutors Arrest And Charge R. Kelly In New Child Pornography Case”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This June photo of R. Kelly shows him departing a courtroom in Chicago in a case related to a state sexual abuse case. On Thursday, federal prosecutors said an additional criminal prosecution against Kelly has been launched. Amr Alfiky/AP hide caption

This June photo of R. Kelly shows him departing a courtroom in Chicago in a case related to a state sexual abuse case. On Thursday, federal prosecutors said an additional criminal prosecution against Kelly has been launched.

Federal authorities in Chicago have arrested and charged R&B singer R. Kelly in a 13-count indictment alleging child pornography and obstruction of justice, according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Kelly, who already faces separate sexual assault charges in state court, will now be confronting two possible criminal trials following his Thursday night arrest by federal authorities.

For decades, Kelly has been dogged by accusations over sexual contact with minors and child pornography allegations. He was prosecuted by state authorities in a child pornography case before, but in June 2008, Kelly was acquitted of all charges, allowing him to walk a free man.

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