R. Kelly arrested on federal child pornography charges

The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said the pop star was arrested Thursday on a 13-count indictment. The singer was outside while walking his dog when he was arrested, Kelly’s publicist told ABC News.

Separately, a five-count indictment has been handed up from the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn that charges him with racketeering.

“R Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned today in the Northern District of Illinois,” the attorney’s office said in a statement late Thursday. “The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice.”

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