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The singer R. Kelly was arrested by federal agents and New York Police Department officers in Chicago on Thursday on a new spate of federal sex crime charges, officials confirmed.
The 13-count indictment against Kelly includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois told local media outlets.
Breaking from the U.S. Attorney spokesman: R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned today in Chicago (Northern District of Illinois). The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice.1624:44 AM – Jul 12, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Patrick Smith’s other Tweets
More details of the case are expected to be announced Friday. NYPD had not confirmed Kelly’s apprehension to HuffPost as of late Thursday.REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES.Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.Join HuffPost Plus
Kelly, 52, has long faced allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct. In February, he was arrested in Chicago and indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four victims, including three underage girls. He was charged with 11 additional counts in May, including aggravated criminal sexual assault.
The charges involved incidents spanned from 1998 to 2010 and included alleged victims who were ages 13 to 16 at the time.
R. Kelly’s crisis manager, Darrell Johnson, says the R&B star maintains his innocence following additional federal sexual abuse charges. http://4.nbcny.com/gU8LZj5 27:58 AM – Jul 12, 2019See NBC New York’s other TweetsTwitter Ads info and privacy
Kelly was first tried in 2008 on charges stemming from claims he had sex with a teenage girl and filmed the encounter. But he was acquitted on all counts after the alleged victim refused to testify against him.
In March, “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King conducted a remarkable interview with Kelly in which she pressed him on the charges. The singer vehemently denied the accusations, pleading with King that he was “fighting” for his life. At one point he burst into tears, jumped out of his seat and screamed that he “didn’t do this stuff.”
“Hate me if you want to, love me if you want,” Kelly said during the interview. “But just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I’ve been through — oh, right now I just think I need to be a monster, hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don’t let them eat, don’t let them out!”
Arnold Schwarzenegger Frees “crazed fan”
The former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided not to press charges against the man who drop-kicked him in the back at an event in South Africa.
He made his intention known via a post on Twitter, after the footage of the two-footed lunge on the Hollywood legend at a sporting event in Johannesburg trended so well over the weekend.
“A lot of you have asked, but I’m not pressing charges. I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track.”
Wayne Price, organiser of the Arnold Classic Africa event, said he believed the incident “was carefully planned by the offender, as he is known to the police for orchestrating similar incidents in the past”.
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US Police: Chris Attoh’s Late Wife Was Married To Two Men.
Latest report says that wife to the popular Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh, Bettie Jenifer who was shot dead on Friday, was married to two men.
Reporting the incident, Greenbelt Police Department confirmed that the deceased; Bettie who was shot dead while leaving her office in Maryland in the United States of America was married to Chris Attoh, following Attoh’s divorce from his first wife, She was also married to 47-year-old Kendrick, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas.
“Bettie was still legally married to 47-year-old Kedrick Jenifer, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for importing large amounts of cocaine into Baltimore from Texas.
Kedrick ran a drug trafficking organization that distributed at least 450kg of cocaine in Baltimore and Woodbridge, Virginia.
“The drug lord and Bettie were not divorced before she went on to marry Chris in a ceremony that happened in October last year. The police says Kedrick filed for a divorce on April 9th this year. Bettie Jenifer then filed for divorce six days later.”
These reasons are however points to note as a lead to the capturing of the perpetrators.
Meanwhile, the police have not named a suspect over her death.