R Kelly

FiLE — In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building, in Chicago. A federal judge gave the green light Thursday, April 15, 2021, to move jailed R&B singer R. Kelly to New York City to go on trial this summer after several delays. (Antonio Perez/ via AP Pool, File)

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R. Kelly

Singer, R. Kelly has been found GUILTY of racketeering charges by a federal jury in New York this morning. The jury of 7 men and 5 women after two days, found the once superstar whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly guilty of sexual exploitation, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges.

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Additionally, Kelly, 54 was found guilty on eight violations of The Mann Act, involving transportation of minors across state lines for criminal sexual activity.

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The many victims of R. Kelly’s manipulation and sexual abuse can now have some kind of peace knowing that he will now sit be behind bars for many decades to come for all that he put them through.

From locking them up in rooms, humiliating acts of abuse, calling him “Daddy”, and the many other troubled stories heard throughout this trial.

This comes 13 years after child pornography charges were dropped against him in Illinois. That little girl, now an adult can also live her life now, knowing her once abuser is finally behind bars.

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Also, there’s a number of women and men who have decided to stay quite during the trial, or even defending him in court, but also have been victims of R. Kelly, and his ways for more than two decades.

R. Kelly is scheduled for sentencing in May on these charges. He currently awaits trial on abuse charges in two other states, Minnesota and Illinois.

The singer was initially indicted in July 2019 and awaited trial in Cook County Jail before being transferred to Brooklyn, NY, in June 2021.

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Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. Born on January 8, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, he gained fame in the 1990s with his prolific success in R&B, hip hop, and popular music.

He is recognized for hit singles such as “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Ignition (Remix).”

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