Superstar singer, Robert Kelly, also known as R. Kelly has been convicted by a jury in the US of racketeering and sex trafficking charges. In all, Kelly could face decades in prison.
Kelly’s trial began on August 28 and has lingered with 15 victims testifying against the singer on charges bothering on racketeering and sex trafficking.
Prosecution witnesses accused Kelly of sexual and physical abuse, while the defense presented witnesses who said they never saw Kelly abuse women but conceded they weren’t around for much of the time Kelly was alone with female guests.
Kelly’s attorney disagreed with the verdict saying there were inconsistencies in victim’s testimonies and that the government “cherry-picked their version that they thought would support the continuation of the narrative.”
He is scheduled for sentencing on May 4, 2022 and may face decades in prison.