American Singer R. Kelly was found guilty in sex trafficking trial.
R&B performer R. Kelly was found guilty of all charges in a highly-publicized sex-trafficking trial by a federal jury in Brooklyn, The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York stated.
This verdict marks the first criminal punishment for Kelly after decades of allegations of assault. He was cleared of 14 charges in a well-publicized child pornography trial that took place in New York.
In the present case, Kelly was charged with one count of racketeering that covered 14 acts that included sexual exploitation of children, kidnapping, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking.
Kelly was also charged with eight counts of violating the law that prohibits trafficking in sexual sex called the Mann Act. Mann Act.
The criminal trial began the trial on Aug. 18 and lasted for about six weeks. It also included evidence from over 45 witnesses. The jury, comprised of seven males and five females, started hearing evidence on Friday afternoon.
Kelly could be facing the possibility of spending decades in prison. The sentence is scheduled to be held on May 4. The singer is also facing charges about Illinois as well as Minnesota.
The most well-known for his hit 1996 hit song “I Believe I Can Fly,” Kelly was a singer whose actual name was Robert Sylvester Kelly, pleaded not to be guilty of all charges brought against him, and refused to testify to defend himself.
The case involved six individuals who claimed that she was a regular sexual predator who assaulted younger girls, women, and boys for over two decades.
In the trial, several defendants were named in the trial as “Jane Does” in the indictments. This included the singer Aaliyah who passed away in 2001. Aaliyah was identified as Jane Doe 1.
Kelly famously married Aaliyah in 1994, while she was only 15 years older, despite stating her age as 18 on her wedding license application.
There were rumors about Kelly’s pattern abuse circulated for a long time before charges were filed against the artist. “Surviving R. Kelly,” the Lifetime documentary series that debuted in 2019and the rising #MeToo movement has prompted demands for Kelly to be held accountable for legal penalties.
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