R&B singer R. Kelly was arrested Thursday in Chicago on new federal charges of alleged child pornography and obstruction of justice, including massive allegations that he paid to recover child-sex tapes and coerced witnesses to change their stories before his pornography trial that ended with his acquittal over a decade ago.
The 52 year old singer, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was charged with 13 counts per an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Chicago. Kelly was apprehended in Chicago around 7 p.m. while walking taking his dog for a walk. According to the indictment, Kelly filmed himself having sex with five minor girls starting in 1998. After discovering that some of the footage was missing from his “collection,” Kelly started a scheme to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to get back the recordings from various individuals