What are the new charges being brought against R Kelly, following the singers arrest in Chicago

R Kelly arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building
R Kelly is facing new charges (Picture: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New charges have been brought against singer R Kelly, leading to his arrest on Thursday in Chicago.

A spokesperson for the US Attorneys Office of the Northern District of Illinois, Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, confirmed the singer had been arrested on a 13-count indictment.

A five-count indictment from the Eastern District of New York was also issued on Friday.

We break down all the criminal charges brought against the Surviving R Kelly documentary subject.

What are the new charges being brought against R Kelly?

Fitzpatrick confirmed (via New York Times) the singers indictment includes charges of child pornography, enticement of a minor, and obstruction of justice.

It is thought that around 20 videos of Kelly allegedly having sex with underage girls were handed to law enforcement.

R. Kelly and his publicist Darryll Johnson leaving The Daley Center
R Kelly allegedly set a list of strict rules the girls and women had to adhere to (Chicago Sun-Times/AP)

Meanwhile, the other indictment claims Kelly and members of his entourage recruited women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer.



According to the indictment, obtained by NBC, his entourage would help facilitate this by inviting girls backstage and even – on occasion – organising for them to travel to see Kelly.

Kelly allegedly had a strict set of rules which included prohibiting the girls from leaving their room without permission and looking at other men.

The court document also claims the women and girls were required to call Kelly daddy.

What has R Kelly been charged with so far?

Mugshot of singer R Kelly
R Kelly already faces many other charges (Photo by Cook County Sheriffs Office via Getty Images)

Prior to these indictments, Kelly was facing a total of 21 criminal charges.

His list of charges includes 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse which were brought against him in February – for wRead More – Source

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