R. Kelly, the 52-year-old R&B singer, was arrested Thursday on federal sex crime charges in Chicago and is expected to be brought to New York, a report said.
The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer has pleaded not guilty in June to 11 sex-related charges, including four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, which would carry a maximum prison term of 30 years in prison.
NBC 4 New York, which broke the story about federal charges citing two law enforcement sources, reported that more details on the federal charges are expected Friday. He was reportedly arrested by NYPD detectives and Department of Homeland Security agents.
Emails from Fox News to the NYPD and DHS were not immediately returned.