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what what what what tempers flared Friday as R. Kelly publicists came out and defended his client the R. and B. singer is back in custody this time facing federal sex crime charges protocol fronting the singer's publicist the family of Joycelyn savage who say their twenty one year old daughter has been brainwashed by Kelly the fifty two year old singer was arrested by New York detectives and federal agents from homeland security investigations while walking his dog Thursday night in Chicago tell me now faces two separate federal indictments one in northern Illinois and one in New York the thirteen counts indictments in Illinois includes allegations of producing and receiving child **** and enticing minors to engage in criminal sexual activity well in a separate five count indictment unsealed Friday in New York Kelly was charged by federal authorities with racketeering and sex trafficking that prosecutors said occurred over the past twenty years in a tweet Kelly's lawyers said the federal charges appear to be the same as the state's sex assault charges Kelly currently faces and child porn charges for which he was acquitted in two thousand eight the singer has vehemently denied abuse allegations for decades