R. Kelly to appear in Chicago court Friday

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According to TMZ, who broke the report, the R&B musician was booked Thursday (July 11) on crimes in two different states: Chicago and NY.

In a statement Friday, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said the federal charges were the result of collaboration between her office and federal prosecutors.

Kelly: I sit here and say this: I had two cases back then that I said in the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now.

R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with racketeering and sex-related crimes against women and girls in sweeping NY federal indictment.

The indictment in NY says Kelly and his managers, bodyguards and other assistants picked out women and girls at concerts and other venues and arranged for them to travel to see the singer.

During a press conference after the hearing, Kelly's lawyer, Steve Greenberg, told reporters, "We pled not guilty to all of the charges because he's not guilty".

In 2008, Kelly was found not guilty of child pornography charges that stemmed from a tape allegedly showing Kelly having sex with a minor, which had been obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

He was arrested after a 13-count federal indictment was handed down earlier Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of IL. "Slapping, choking and isolating her in rooms for days at a time with no access to food" were the words Brooklyn prosecutors used to describe R. Kelly's alleged misconduct.

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They surfaced shortly after a riveting docu-series called "Surviving R. Kelly", which includes testimony of physical and sexual abuse by the star from several women.

"This is a very positive day for those who allege that they are victims of Mr. Kelly, and it is a day that I'm sure that Mr. Kelly hoped would never come", she said.

Kelly could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted on those charges.

It is the first time in decades of allegations against Kelly that he has faced criminal charges from federal prosecutors.

Kelly has denied the allegations.

McDavid, who surrendered voluntarily to authorities, appeared briefly at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Friday to hear the four charges he faces. It is also expected to be unsealed and available to the public Friday morning.

The charges were brought after seven women, including his ex-wife, appeared on a Lifetime television documentary and accused him of emotional and sexual abuse.

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