As expected R. Kelly’s fate was not good. Brooklyn jury found Kelly guilty after more than 6 months. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly sentenced him to 30 years in prison.
A victim said “I am a representation of all of them you have ever afflicted with your deplorable, inexplicable acts, and with that, I leave you with yourself, Robert Sylvester Kelly,”
A victim “Angela” said to Kelly. “You used your fame and power to groom and coach underage boys and girls for your own selfishness”
In his 2021 trial, Kelly faced a total of nine cunts “one count of racketeering, with 14 underlying charges and also eight additional counts of violations of the Mann Act.”
Kelly needed to be found guilty of at least two to be convicted. However, the prosecution proved all the charges. The jurors said Kelly is found guilty for all of the charges.
U.S. Attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis said, “Today’s guilty verdict forever brands R. Kelly used his fame and fortune to prey on the young, the vulnerable, and the voiceless for his own gratification.”
According to ABC News Kelly’s team said he should receive ten years or less. Kelly’s defense lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said that his conviction would be overturned.
His legal team argued that he should be granted mercy in part because he “experienced a traumatic childhood involving severe, prolonged childhood abuse, poverty, and violence.”
His team added His victimization continued into adulthood where, because of his literacy deficiencies, the defendant has been repeatedly defrauded and financially abused.