REPORT : R. Kelly’s arrest came about after agent watched Lifetime docuseries
REPORT : R. Kelly’s arrest came about after agent watched Lifetime docuseries

REPORT : R. Kelly’s arrest came about after agent watched Lifetime docuseries



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R. Kelly’s arrest in Chicago on federal sex crime charges came about after a Homeland Security Investigations agent watched the Lifetime series “Surviving R. Kelly” — and decided to investigate, a source told The Post.

“It was an agent on our trafficking unit who was watching that Lifetime show, ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’” said the source at Homeland Security Investigations, the federal agency’s investigative arm.

“They were looking at the victims’ interviews” and realized that “this is so much bigger than [what] he has previously been charged with,” the source said, adding that the probe was launched in January.

“It was just from watching these interviews in this documentary,” according to the source, who said that agents then traveled to interview the alleged victims.

The 52-year-old R&B singer was collared by the NYPD and Homeland Security Investigations agents.

The US Attorney’s Office in northern Illinois said Kelly faces 13 counts, including child pornography, enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity and obstruction of justice..........