Kelly charged in decades-long sex trafficking scheme

R&B singer R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing

According to WFLD-TV report Tia Ewing, two of the charges against Kelly originate in Chicago while the third charge is based out of New York City.

R. Kelly appeared in court Friday to face new federal charges that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer and paying them to cover up his crimes.

At one point, according to the Chicago indictment, Kelly made one of his alleged victims submit to a polygraph test to determine whether there were any remaining child pornography videos with the singer in them.

Kelly, who already faces separate sexual assault charges in IL state court as well as activity in multiple ongoing civil cases, is now facing three possible criminal trials following his Thursday night arrest.

He was arrested after a 13-count federal indictment was handed down in the federal court for the Northern District of United States stat of IL.

Kelly's second federal indictment, derived from Brooklyn, sees the disgraced artist charged with "sex trafficking" and various other crimes expected to be unveiled Friday (July 12). He was prosecuted by state authorities in a child pornography case before, but in June 2008, Kelly was acquitted of all charges, allowing him to walk a free man.

R. Kelly has been facing sexual abuse allegations for two decades and he has denied the previous charges.

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In his first post-charges interview with CBS's Gayle King, Kelly positioned himself as the victim of a smear campaign: "I didn't do this stuff".

In February, Kelly pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a fourth woman.

Greenberg said a bail hearing will take place early next week and Kelly hopes to then be released from custody. Kelly plead not guilty to these last month.

Kelly could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted on those charges.

A press conference is expected Friday morning in Atlanta.

According to TMZ, the music star was arrested on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Chicago on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned in the Northern District of IL.

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