R. Kelly has been arrested on federal sex trafficking charges in what is now his third arrest this year.
According to federal officials, Robert Kelly was arrested on Chicago at approximately 7 pm on July 11while walking his dog. The 13 new charges include child pornography, enticement of a minor, and obstruction of justice.
Kelly is accused of sex trafficking in New York and allegedly attempted to influence a case in Atlanta. He is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. He was previously arrested in February on 10 state counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse that spanned from 1998 to 2010. Three of those alleged encounters were reportedly with underage girls.
Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the previous charges and was out on a $1 million bond awaiting trial when he was arrested in July 11. He was also arrested in March for failure to pay child support for his ex-wife.
Ann additional five-count indictment in Brooklyn is expected to be filed against Kelly. He is expected to be taken to New York to face the additional charges.