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R. Kelly found guilty of child abuse

R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty Wednesday in his final trial in US federal court. on charges of enticing underage girls to have sex with him, though he was found not guilty of obstructing a 2008 state case that ended in his acquittal, according to news reports.

R. Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was found guilty on six of the 13 charges he faced at trialCBS Chicago reported.

A jury in the District Court in Chicago convicted the 55-year-old music artist on multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a child, sexual extortion of a woman and possession of child pornography material.

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Kelly is among the most famous people convicted of sexual misconduct during the movement #metoo against harassment and sexual abuse in recent years.

During the five-week trial, several women took the stand and told the jury that Kelly sexually abused them when they were minors. The jury also saw a video of Kelly sexually abusing her goddaughter, who testified that the abuse began in the 1990s, when she was a teenager.

R. Kelly is convicted of sex trafficking (AP).

Kelly and two other people charged in the case, Milton “June” Brown and Derrel McDavidwere acquitted of charges of conspiracy to receive child pornography. Kelly and McDavid were also acquitted of conspiracy to obstruct justice charges in Cook County in 2002, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The men were charged with attempting to bribe and threaten witnesses in the 2008 Illinois case in which Kelly was found not guilty on 14 counts of child pornography..

In June, Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his conviction in New York federal court. on charges of extortion and prostitution. That trial amplified the accusations that had followed the Grammy-winning author of “I Believe I Can Fly” for two decades.

Kelly also faces multiple state charges in Illinois and Minnesota.


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