R KELLY was arrested last night on suspicion of sex trafficking by New York cops – while still facing sexual abuse charges in Chicago.
The fallen R&B star, 52, was cuffed by NYPD detectives and Homeland Security Investigators, law enforcement officials said.
He was arrested in Chicago and is expected to be brought to New York for questioning, NBC 4 New York reported.
Kelly was last night being held at Cook County jail, his spokesman confirmed.
Further details about his arrest and the case are expected to be announced on Friday.
Kelly has been dogged for decades by allegations that he abused underage girls and held some women as slaves.
In February the singer, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly, was charged in Chicago with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving four women.
Three of his alleged victims were underage minors aged 13 to 16 at the time of the supposed crimes.
He has pleaded not guilty – but if convicted, Kelly could face up to 70 years in jail.
Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008.
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