Kelly, who is 52, is set to appear in court on July 16.
Separately, a five-count indictment has been handed down from the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn that says R Kelly was at the center of an “enterprise” of managers, body guards, drivers and personal assistants “to promote R.
“R Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned today in the Northern District of Illinois,” the attorney‘s office said in a statement late Thursday. “The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice.
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Kelly was arrested by the New York Police Department, which will eventually bring him to New York City, a police source told ABC News. For now, a law enforcement official told ABC News that Kelly is expected to face charges in Chicago before being extradited to Brooklyn.
The charges are the latest in a number of legal issues for Kelly this year. The singer, whose real name is Robert Kelly, is also facing 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, after being arrested by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department in March.
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Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Kelly’s girlfriend, met with federal investigators and provided them with physical evidence that they believe contributed to the case against Kelly, according to the family‘s lawyer, Gerald Griggs. Savage’s parents appeared in the Lifetime documentary.
“We are satisfied that Federal Authorities believed the families and survivors that were victims of Robert Kelly,” Griggs said in a statement. “We will be traveling to Chicago soon to reunite with Joycelyn.
We thank the jurors and prosecutors that returned the indictment against R Kelly. We are hopeful that justice will be served in this case.
ABC News’ Stephanie Wash, Linsey Davis and Mark Crudele contributed to this report.