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R. Kelly found guilty of all charges in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly faces decades in prison

9/28/2021 1:20:00 AM

R. Kelly faces decades in prison

Rapper R .Kelly now faces decades behind bars after he was found guilty of a scheme to exploit his fame to sexually abuse women and children over two decades

The Ignition rapper and singer, 54, was accused of running a scheme to exploit his fame to sexually abuse women and children over two decades.The charges included violating the Mann act, which is a law that bans interstate sex trafficking.Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was found guilty on all the charges by the jury after two days of deliberation at a federal court in Brooklyn, New York.

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Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page.He is due to be sentenced on Wednesday 4 May 2022 and now faces decades behind bars.As the verdict was read out, Kelly sat still at the desk, reporters in the court room claimed.

Kelly's facial expression was hidden by a face covering, which he was required due to the judge's pandemic rules.The trial saw a total of 11 accusers, including nine women and two men, take the stand over a six week trial to testify against Kelly and accuse him of humiliation and violence. headtopics.com

Prosecutors alleged that Kelly used his fame and fortune to lure in his victims with promises to help their musical careers. And several accusers testified that they were under the age of consent when they were abused.It was also alleged that Kelly led a criminal enterprise that recruited and groomed victims for sex and arranged them to travel to concerts and other events across the U.S.

Assistant US Attorney Elizabeth Geddes accused Kelly and his entourage of using tactics from "the predator playbook" to control his victims in their closing argument.The alleged tactics included confining victims in hotel rooms or his recording studio, dictating when they could eat and use the bathroom and forcing them to follow various “rules,” including demanding they call him "Daddy".

Assistant Attorney Geddes said: "It is now time to hold the defendant responsible for the pain he inflicted on each of his victims."It is now time for the defendant, Robert Kelly, to pay for his crimes. Convict him."The trial also heard how Kelly had illegally obtained paperwork to marry singer Aaliyah, who was age 15 at the time of the wedding.

Kelly, who plead not guilty to all charges in the case, but did not take the stand in his own defence.It comes 13 years after Kelly was found acquitted of child pornography charges in a trial in Illinois.Speaking in the recent trial, Geddes said: "No matter how long it takes, the long arm of the law will catch up with you." headtopics.com

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