Rap Superstar Arrested On Child Pornography, Sex Trafficking Charges

Rap Superstar Arrested On Child Pornography, Sex Trafficking Charges
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Rap superstar R. Kelly was arrested Thursday in Chicago on a number of charges, including child pornography. As Fox News reports:

R. Kelly, the hit-making R&B singer who has been dogged by sex abuse allegations for more than a decade, was arrested Thursday on child pornography and other charges in Chicago, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois told Fox News.

Kelly was arrested on a 13-count federal indictment, which included child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice charges, the spokesperson said. He has been charged with racketeering and sex-related crimes against women and girls in sweeping New York federal indictment.

The 18-page indictment unsealed Friday accuses Kelly and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to "engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer. He is the only person named in the indictment. It describes rules that Kelly had for the women, including not allowing them to eat or use the bathroom and not permitting them to look at other men and telling them to keep their heads down.

Besides racketeering the indictment includes charges of transporting for prostitution and coercion or enticement of a female. It claims Kelly and his business manager, Derrel McDavid, threatened, intimidated and pressured the girl and her parents to falsify police reports and give false testimony to a grand jury. The indictment also alleges they arranged for the girl and her parents to travel overseas prior to his 2002 indictment so they'd be unavailable to law enforcement investigating the case.

One can only hope that the prosecutors overseeing the case ensure that justice is done. 

 Source: American Update

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