Singer, R. Kelly was arrested again on Thursday night. He was already out on bail awaiting trial for sexual assault allegations. That was a state charge. Thursday night the FEDS nabbed the R&B crooner. The fed charges seem to be a little more serious than the state charges, even though he was already facing a heavy prison sentence if convicted in the state. The feds charged R. Kelly with sex trafficking, child pornography, and some other charges which have yet to be announced.
According to NBC News (@nbcNews), R. Kelly was snatched up by Homeland Security agents as he walked his dog in a neighborhood in his native city of Chicago. The federal indictment against Kelly was allegedly filed in Chicago and New York City. The singer is expected to be transferred to New York to face the additional charges. As of Thursday night, Kelly was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. Federal prosecutors for the Eastern District Of New York are expected to hold a press conference on Friday where they will announce the additional charges filed against Kelly.
“Smallville” actress Allison Mack entered a Brooklyn courtroom on Monday and pled guilty to multiple charges related to an alleged sex cult/sex trafficking case. Mack pled to multiple charges including forced labor, sex trafficking, and sex trafficking conspiracy.
CNN (@cnn) reported, Mack, 36, was allegedly the co-creator of a program within Nxivm, which was targeted toward luring actors and actresses. Nxivm is a group that claimed to be a self-help program, but prosecutors charge that Nxivm was actually a pyramid scheme in which some recruits were exploited for sexual favors and/or their labor. Mack admitted being a recruiter for the organization. In court papers, multiple women claimed they were blackmailed into doing the organizations work because they had compromising information on them. According to court papers: “Until women recruited others, they were called slaves. Those who successfully recruited were called masters.” Nxivm’s founder, Keith Raniere, who went by the name “Vanguard”, was reportedly the only male member of the group. Raniere has pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking and forced labor.