R. Kelly has been found guilty of child pornography charges in his Chicago trial.
Kelly faced 13 total charges, including obstructing justice by paying off a minor victim and witnesses, producing and receiving child pornography, and coercing minors into engaging in illegal sexual activity. He was convicted on six of the 13 counts.
Kelly was acquitted of seven other counts in the indictment: one child pornography count, one count of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and four conspiracy counts.
He must now await sentencing. He can face anything from 10-20 plus years in prison. He is already serving 30 years after being convicted of RICO charges in New York.
“R. Kelly used his fame, fortune and enablers to prey on the young, the vulnerable and the voiceless for his own sexual gratification, while many turned a blind eye,” Breon Pace, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement at the time. “Through his actions, Kelly exhibited a callous disregard for the devastation his crimes had on his victims and has shown no remorse for his conduct.”
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