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 ,
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.
Confirming the arrest , the international broadcaster quotes R Kelly’s attorney as saying the singer was arrested but declined further comments.