R. Kelly Detained After Child Support Hearing

R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Authorities say R&B singer R. Kelly was taken into custody during a hearing in Chicago over $160,000 in unpaid child support.

Kelly left a downtown Chicago courtroom with his lawyers on Wednesday through a different door than he had entered. His hands weren't cuffed.

Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody and will be transferred to the county jail. She says she doesn't know the reason he was taken into custody, including whether it had to do with unpaid child support he owes.

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.

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

Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse pertaining to four women years ago, including three who were underage at the time.

The singer has denied wrongdoing and pleaded not guilty. He is due back in court on the child support matter March 13.


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