R Kelly found guilty of child abuse and child pornography

David Galvan

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R Kelly has been convicted of six of the 13 charges he faced in a trial held in his hometown of Chicago, CBS Chicago has reported.

The ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, faced 13 charges in court, including creating and receiving child pornography, obstruction of justice and inciting sexual activity by minors. , although he always denied the charges.

In the verdict announced on Wednesday, September 14, the 55-year-old was found guilty of three counts of child pornography and three counts of soliciting minors for sexual activity.

His two co-defendants, Milton “June” Brown and Derrel McDavid, were acquitted of all charges.

Kelly was also acquitted of obstruction of justice in his 2002 Cook County case, the Chicago Tribune noted.

The verdict came after the jury deliberated the case for 11 hours. According to the publication, the minimum sentence for Kelly’s latest charges is 10 years behind bars. The case culminated after weeks of testimony from more than 30 witnesses.

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Explicit videotapes were also allegedly shown during the case, in which Kelly was allegedly seen sexually abusing her 14-year-old teenager, who goes by the pseudonym “Jane.”

Four women have also spoken out to accuse the singer of sexually abusing them as children, including Jane, who previously denied being abused by the singer but has now claimed he paid her and her family to keep quiet.

In June, Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty on charges of sex trafficking and racketeering.

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