R KELLY was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography outside a hotel in MIAMI yesterday (January 22).
The 36-year-old, who was shooting a video for his next single, ‘Ignition’, has already denied 21 charges relating to producing child pornography and appearing in a video having sex with an under-age girl.
The latest arrest was made on a warrant from Florida investigators, who said they had found digital images during a search of Kelly‘s home when he was arrested in 2002.
It is not known whether the 12 new charges of possessing child pornography relate to the same girl that was on the video tape. Bail was set at $12,000, and he has been ordered to avoid contact with children he is not related to, and report to police once a week.
The singer’s spokesman claimed that local police were trying to “make headlines” by attaching themselves to a celebrity case.
If Kelly is found guilty, he could face up to 15 years in prison, and a fine of up to $100,000.