New details have surfaced in R. Kelly’s recent arrest on federal sex crime charges. According to TMZ, the singer was taken into custody by federal agents on a 13-count indictment related to child pornography and other federal crimes. Investigators in the Northern District of Illinois have since uncovered over 20 videos of Kelly engaged with minors.
According to Rap-Up, in the footage, which allegedly shows Kelly having sex with underage girls, was given to the feds by his inner circle — which includes past and present enablers and employees.
Per Gerald Griggs, the lawyer for Joycelyn Savage’s family, and federal law enforcement sources, the tapes show numerous victims that were reportedly underage. Griggs also said that the videos were what the police needed to secure indictments for sex crimes, including child pornography.
Kelly was arrested by NYPD detectives and Homeland Security Investigation agents in Chicago after a federal grand jury handed over a 13-count indictment, including four counts of producing child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice.
Kelly is also facing a separate indictment in Brooklyn, where he is being charged with one count of racketeering and four counts of violating the Mann Act — which prohibits transporting people across state lines for the purpose of prostitution.
Also, Complex reports that Kelly and his then-manager, Derrel McDavid are accused of engaging in a conspiracy that involved intimidating, threatening, pressuring, persuading, and attempting to persuade individuals with alleged access to reported videotapes of Kelly engaging in sexual acts with minors to return said tapes.
On another note, a press conference was held on Friday morning (12th) in Atlanta by R. Kelly’s publicist, Darrell Johnson. However, according to Complex, the press conference was interrupted by the family of Kelly’s alleged victim, Joycelyn Savage. Timothy Savage shouted during the press conference, “I don't wanna hear all that. I wanna know where my daughter's at! Answer that question!”