R. Kelly is back behind bars. The 52-year-old Grammy winner was arrested Thursday night in Chicago on 13 federal charges, including sex trafficking, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice.
The disgraced R&B singer was taken into custody by New York police officials and Homeland Security Investigators about 7 p.m. local time and is being held without bond, WENN.com reports.
The latest arrest is the 2nd time Kelly was detained on sex crime charges this year. He was arrested in February on 10 charges involving female four victims, three of whom were minors at the time of the alleged crimes.
He pleaded not guilty to those charges and was released on bail.
On May 30, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx added 11 more charges stemming from accusations of sexually abusing women when they were teenagers.
Kelly's lawyers are currently seeking the dismissal of a civil suit filed by one of his sex abuse accusers.
The alleged victim claims she entered into a year-long sexual relationship with Kelly in the late 1990s after meeting at a restaurant while celebrating her 16th birthday.
She recently won a default judgment after Kelly failed to respond by the deadline. But a Chicago judge reversed the judgment.
Kelly's lawyers argued the woman, only identified as H.W. in her lawsuit, had until 2002 to sue, but she waited too long. The woman is seeking more than $50,000 in compensation.
Kelly was acquitted of similar crimes in 2008 when a jury cleared him of child sex charges related to a video obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times that had been readily available on the Internet.
Kelly's legal troubles escalated after Lifetime Television aired a documentary "Surviving R. Kelly," which featured alleged victims detailing abuse they allegedly suffered at the hands of the troubled singer.
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