R Kelly Found Guilty of Racketeering Charges in Sex Trafficking Case

R. Kelly has been found guilty of all counts of racketeering in his federal sex trafficking case. After deliberating for two days, a Brooklyn jury of seven men and five women convicted the singer on all nine of the felony charges, the New York Times reports.

The singer faces 10-30 years in prison. Kelly faced federal counts of human trafficking, racketeering, child pornography, kidnapping, and forced labor of underage girls. He was also charged with violating the Mann Act, a law that bars transporting a person across state lines for prostitution. Kelly pleaded not guilty and denied all of the accusations.

Sentencing will take place in May 2022.

The Times reported

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