Jury Finds R. Kelly Guilty!


A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York, found R&B singer R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking charges.

Fifty prosecution and defense witnesses took the stand during the five-week trial, and there were 45 prosecution witnesses.

R. Kelly will be sentenced on May 4, but an attorney for Kelly said he is considering filing an appeal and is disappointed in the verdict. Kelly faced a total of nine counts — one count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges and also faced eight additional counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law.

In all, Kelly could face decades in prison.

The verdict comes 13 years after Kelly, was acquitted of child pornography charges at an Illinois state trial.

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