R&B singer R Kelly has been arrested on sex trafficking charges, according to American law ficials.
The 52-year old was arrested in Chicago on Thursday night on 13 federal sex crime charges, and was expected to be taken to New York, according to ficials.
US attorney spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick said that the indictment against Kelly also contained charges that revolve around child pornography and obstruction justice.
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, confirmed his arrest to the Chicago Sun-Times.
In May, Chicago county prosecutors charged Kelly with 11 counts sex crimes involving four women, three whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to all counts against him.
Further details the federal charges were expected to be announced on Friday.