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Disgraced singer R. Kelly was arrested on federal sex charges in Chicago on Thursday for additional sexual abuse charges.

Kelly was arrested by Homeland Security Investigation agents and NYPD Public Safety Task Force while walking his dog.

According to The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, he was arrested Thursday on a 13-count indictment.

"R Kelly was arrested in Chicago tonight on charges contained in a 13-count indictment returned today in the Northern District of Illinois," the attorney's office said in a statement late Thursday. "The indictment includes charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice."

The 13-count indictments include charges of enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice; in addition to the child pornography charges, Kelly will reportedly face charges in Chicago before being extradited to New York to face charges there, per the NY Times. The news comes just days after financier Jeff Epstein was arrested in Manhattan over sex trafficking minors.

Kelly, 52, will be arraigned on Friday.