R. Kelly arrested by Chicago police after being indicted on sexual abuse charges

American Singer, R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.

The 52-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was driven to the station in a dark colored van with heavily tinted rear windows.

The vehicle pulled up outside the precinct about 8:15 p.m. and a security detail for Kelly kept reporters and cameramen at arms’ length as he exited the side door.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted a short time later that he was under arrest.

Kelly did not respond to questions from reporters as he walked inside the building. He was expected to be held overnight before an appearance Saturday in bond court.

Megan Crepeau@crepeau
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Kelly’s attorney just walked into the station

Megan Crepeau@crepeau
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Avenatti says he represents two victims, two parents and two people he calls “Whistleblowers.” Says he’s been conducting a quiet investigation since last year.

Megan Crepeau@crepeau
The tape he uncovered “leaves no question” that Kelly is guilty of multiple illegal sexual acts against a 14-year-old girl. Dates to approx 1999, he says.


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