Former American recording artiste Robert Sylvester Kelly, professionally referred to as R. Kelly, has been sentenced to an extra 20 years imprisonment.
The United State District Decide Harry D. Leinenweber sentenced the 56-year-old to twenty years in jail on Thursday after he was discovered responsible by a jury of kid pornography and enticement of a minor.
Kelly, who’s already serving a federal 30-year jail time period after three counts of manufacturing of kid pornography and three counts of enticement of a minor to have interaction in felony sexual exercise in a federal trial in 2022, was discovered responsible of sexual molestation of a minor.
Within the newest responsible verdict, the prosecutions produced concrete video proof displaying the singer sexually abusing his 14-year-old goddaughter.
The U.S. District Decide, handing out the judgement on Thursday, sentenced R. Kelly to twenty years imprisonment, through which 19 of these 20 years could be served concurrently along with his earlier sentence as a substitute of the 25 years sentence the prosecutors had demanded. Whereas the remaining yr could be served consecutively or after that sentence is accomplished.
In line with the prosecutors, ”Robert Kelly is a serial sexual predator who, through the years, focused younger ladies and went to nice lengths to hide his abuse of Jane and different minor victims. Following the jury verdict in opposition to him, to today, Kelly refuses to just accept duty for his crimes.”
The singer, nevertheless, remained silent for nearly the whole lot of the sentencing listening to and in addition refused to talk on his behalf.
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