Singer R. Kelly was arrested on charges, including child pornography and luring a minor, reported at the US Attorney's Office.
Kelly, 52, was arrested Thursday night on a 13-point indictment, which also contained alleged obstruction of justice.
He was detained in Chicago around 7pm.
"Children's pornography, juvenile delinquency and justice are taken into account," said Joseph Fitzpatrick, a spokeswoman for the US prosecutor's office, adding that additional information will be published on the issue.
Singer R & B is already facing state-owned sexual harassment in Illinois involving four women, three of whom were minors when abuse occurred.
He did not find himself guilty of these accusations and was released on bail.
– Press Association