Kelly is charged with sex trafficking in New York and attempting to influence a case in Atlanta, and was arrested while walking his dog, a source with knowledge of the arrest said.
His arrest comes after a 13-count indictment in the Northern District of Illinois that includes child pornography and obstruction of justice charges, said Joseph Fitzpatrick, assistant US attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
The New York Police Department, Homeland Security Investigation and other federal partners assisted in the arrest, a law enforcement source said.
He’s faced abuse allegations for decades
He has faced accusations of abuse, manipulations and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women for more than two decades.
In February, he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, including three who prosecutors say were underage girls. The charges span from 1998 to 2010. Kelly pleaded not guilty.
According to Illinois law, a person convicted of Class X felonies can get up to 30 years in prison.