R. Kelly arrested for child pornography

The music star was indicted by officials in New York and Chicago on federal child pornography, obstruction of justice charges and racketeering charges.
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crime charges. ABC's janai Norman has the latest. Good morning. Good morning. We're finding out R. Kelly was out walking his dog in Chicago Thursday night when he was picked up on two separate federal indictment, one is a five-count indictment out of new York that charges the singer with racketeering. The other is a 13-count indictment out of Chicago that charges R. Kelly with child pornography and obstruction of justice. Overnight embattled singer R. Kelly new federal sex crime charges including child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice. NYPD detectives and federal agents taking him into custody. Federal prosecutors saying he will ultimately be brought to New York to face even more charges. This latest arrest coming nearly five months after the 52-year-old was released on bail for more than a dozen sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors. Additional charges came in may. Kelly pleading not guilty to all of them. His legal problems set off in part by an explosive docu-seriesen -- entitled -- including sex with them before they turned 18. Kelly denies all accusations of sexual misconduct and his attorney says prosecutors are trying to put the sicker in double jeopardy. One of the charges appears to involve the same alleged victim from the earlier case and double jeopardy should bar that case and he won that case. A jury acquitted him. Fair and square. It's over. Reporter: Kelly says his accusers who once looked up to him as a mentor are only seeking fame and fortune. And R. Kelly is scheduled to be arraigned today in federal court in Chicago. He's expected to remain in Chicago until authorities seek to have him extradited to Brooklyn and later this morning being's hear from his representative in a news conference. All right, more to come on that for sure. Janai, thanks so much.

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