Kelly's inner circle for alleged sex crimes

Kelly after appearing in court on June 6th. Credit PA

This is the third time this year Kelly has been thrown behind bars.

Last week, federal prosecutors charged Kelly with new crimes including paying off alleged victims and child pornography.

The arrest took place in Chicago R. Kelly is expected to return to NY for trial according to Variety. According to a judge's order they'll discuss the details Tuesday afternoon. He was also hit with federal child pornography and obstruction charges.

Greenberg said in a statement posted to Twitter that the federal charges mostly stem from conduct that is "decades old" and already part of the state case or previous allegations that Kelly had been acquitted of.

In indictments unsealed in Brooklyn, New York, and Chicago on Friday, the prosecutors said Kelly, 52, forcibly kept people under his control and then intimidated witnesses and bought their silence. I don't think people accidentally have sex.

The parents of Joycelyn Savage are anxious that R. Kelly's recent arrest may inspire a suicide pact between their daughter and another woman living with the singer, Azriel Clay. "So I'm not really sure what the criminal activity is there", said Steve Greenberg, Kelly's attorney.

"R. Kelly believed he could fly, but it will be justice to see his oppressive wings clipped", according to a statement from Angel Melendez, special agent in charge of the NY office of Homeland Security.

He was charged in February with aggravated sexual abuse involving four women, three of whom were minors when the alleged abuse occurred.

Avenatti said two associates of Kelly turned tapes of the singer having sex with minors over to him, and that he turned them over to Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office earlier this year.

Much of what Avenatti said Monday had already been outlined in the indictments in more general terms.

He will appear before a federal judge at 1 p.m. Tuesday.