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R. Kelly arrested in Chicago - this time on federal sex crime charges

Singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago today after he was indicted on 13 federal counts including sex crimes, a US Attorney's office spokesman said.

Joseph Fitzpatrick said the R&B singer was taken into custody about 7.00pm local time and was being held by federal authorities.

He was arrested after a 13-count federal indictment was handed down earlier today in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois.

"The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice," Fitzpatrick said, adding that further details would be released tomorrow.

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The singer angrily denies the sexual abuse allegations he is facing. Source: Breakfast

The R&B singer already faces separate state sex-related charges in Illinois involving four women, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred. He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on bail.

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If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison. Source: 1 NEWS