Guilty: R Kelly Convicted on Charges of Racketeering and Trafficking

Guilty: R Kelly Convicted on Charges of Racketeering and Trafficking

  • R Kelly has been found guilty on multiple charges including racketeering and human trafficking
  • He will face sentencing on 4 May where he will potentially be sent to prison for decades
  • His accusers provided dozens of hours of graphic testimony about his violent crimes

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New York - Musician R Kelly has been found guilty of racketeering in his case that accused him of being involved in sex trafficking.

The R&B singer was accused of using his fame to lure young girls and women close to him and subsequently abused them physically and sexually.

According to News24, the prosecutors portrayed Kelly as a violent predator who preyed on women for approximately 25 years.

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R Kelly has been found guilty of racketeering and trafficking and will potentially spend decades behind bars. Photo credit: Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Pool/Tribune News Service
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BBC reported that Kelly is scheduled to face sentencing on 4 May will potentially spend decades behind bars.

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When he was found guilty, Kelly said very little and his lawyer revealed that he was "shocked" at the verdict.

His accusers provided hours of graphic testimony of his crimes that included transporting people across state lines.

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Broke R Kelly looking to sell entire publishing catalogue for below market value

In related news, R Kelly is broke and is reportedly struggling to make ends meet. The musician, who was once a world superstar, is even willing to sell his entire music catalogue at a cheap price just to get money while he is in prison.

It has been reported that earlier this month, the singer's lawyer Devereaux Cannick told the court that Kelly's funds had "depleted" when he was making a request for free trial transcripts for his client.


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