R. Kelly, ‘Bump N’ Grind’ and ‘Trapped in the Closet’ singer, has been arrested on federal child pornography and obstruction of justice charges. The r&b singer was arrested Thursday on a 13-count indictment, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said. The singer was reportedly walking his dog outside while he was arrested.
The indictments were filed separately in Chicago and Brooklyn. More details are expected to be announced on Friday.
In a statement issued via Twitter, Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, said, “the conduct alleged appears to largely be the same as the conduct previously alleged against Mr. Kelly in his current State indictment and his former State charges that he was acquitted of. Most, if not all of the conduct alleged, is decades old.”
Greenberg continued, “Mr. Kelly was aware of the investigations and the charges were not a surprise,” also stating that Kelly and his lawyers “look forward to his day in court, to the truth coming out and to his vindication from what has been an unprecedented assault by others for their own personal gain. Most importantly he looks forward to being able to continue to making wonderful music and perform for his legions of fans that believe in him.”
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