CLEARED: R. Kelly Is Yet Be Convicted But Risk Decades In Jail, Read Why

R. Kelly

Jurors have found R&B singer R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking charges. charges following a searing six-week trial in a New York courtroom but he is yet to be sentenced, Thecitypulsenews reports.

In this federal case in the Eastern District of New York, R. Kelly faced a total of nine counts:

◾️ One count of racketeering.

◾️ 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery and sex trafficking charges.

◾️ 8 additional counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law.

The jury, made up of seven men and five women, began deliberating Friday afternoon

The singer had faced allegations for two decades, but charges were not filed until victims gave TV interviews about the abuse they suffered from him.

Eleven accusers, nine women and two men, took the stand to describe sexual humiliation and violence.

The 54-year-old Grammy-winning singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was found guilty of violating the Mann act, a law which bans interstate sex trafficking.

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Prosecutors accused Kelly of using his fame and fortune to lure in victims with promises to help their musical careers. Several of his victims testified that they were underage when he sexually abused them.

It took the jury two days to deliberate after closing arguments finished on Friday.

The verdict comes 13 years after Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges after a trial in the state of Illinois.

In all, Kelly could face decades in prison at sentencing, which is scheduled for May 4, 2022.

CLEARED: R. Kelly Is Yet Be Convicted But Risk Decades In Jail, Read Why
R. Kelly