R. Kelly in jail again after child-support hearing, hours after heated CBS interview airs

Wednesday - 06/03/2019 17:56
R. Kelly surrenders to authorities at Chicago First District police station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges o
R. Kelly surrenders to authorities at Chicago First District police station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced multiple charges o
R. Kelly gave an emotional and explosive talk, defending his innocence in his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse. 

The same day his fiery interview with Gayle King aired on "CBS This Morning," R. Kelly was arrested and taken into custody in Chicago following a hearing over unpaid child support, the Cook County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday. 

Sheriff's Office spokesman Sam Randall told USA TODAY Kelly was taken into custody in the courtroom and will be transferred to the county jail, where he will stay until he pays what he owes. His next court date in the matter was set for March 13.

Kelly faced a charge of failure to pay $161,000 in back child support. Failure to pay child support in any amount over $20,000 is a felony under Illinois law. 

The R&B singer, who is out on bail in a criminal case accusing him of sexually abusing four women years ago, including three who were underage at the time, didn't appear to say anything as he walked past a throng of reporters into the courtroom on Wednesday.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse that he faces.

David France, manager for Kelly's ex-wife Andrea "Drea" Kelly, told the Chicago Sun-Times that the singer hadn't made a child support payment that was due by late Tuesday.

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