American Singer, R. Kelly, who has long been trailed by accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse, was found guilty in New York on Monday on all counts in a high profile sex-trafficking case.
Kelly, who has been in custody for much of the time since he was formally charged in 2019, was convicted on one count of racketeering – a charge normally used against organised crime associations and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, the law that bars transporting people across state lines “for any immoral purpose.”
11 accusers (nine women and two men) took the stand over the searing six-week trial to describe sexual humiliation and violence at his hands.
After two days of deliberation, the jury found R. Kelly guilty on all the charges he was facing.
R. Kelly is set to be sentenced at 10 a.m. on May 4, by the same federal judge who oversaw his racketeering and sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn and could spend the rest of his life behind bars.