R. Kelly has been allegedly arrested in his hometown of Chicago. According to sources, the embattled R&B star was taken into custody on Thursday by NYPD detectives and Homeland Security Investigation agents on federal sex crime charges, including sex trafficking. The spotlight started to shine heavily on Kelly following the release of Lifetime’s docu-series Surviving R. Kelly.
Kelly was charged in February with aggravated sexual abuse involving four women. Three of those women were minors at the time of the alleged abuse. However, the multiplatinum-selling artist pleaded not guilty and was released from Chicago’s Cook County Jail after posting bail.
More details on the case are expected to be revealed on Friday.