Singer R Kelly sentenced to 30 years for years of sexual harassment and violence

Singer R Kelly sentenced to 30 years for years of sexual harassment and assault

Singer R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual harassment and assault by Brooklyn Federal Court against women and adolescents, which lasted for decades. According to the BBC, after the verdict, he is likely to be transferred from Brooklyn to Chicago. There, he is due to face another trial on charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice. He also faces prosecution in the courts of Illinois and Minnesota.

The singer's lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, sought no more than 10 years in prison, claiming that her client had himself been a victim of sexual abuse since childhood, which resulted in hypersexuality, which Kelly could not take control.

– The lion's share of the crimes were committed by him decades ago, this clearly demonstrates that my client is not a danger to society. As confirmed by Dr. Dietz and Sorentino, the client is not a pedophile or a sexual sadist, she wrote in a petition before the Bonjean court

Prosecutors, on the other hand, insisted that Kelly, 55, spent at least 25 years behind bars, appealing this is because he poses a threat to society and has shown no remorse for his actions.

Kelly was found guilty last September of racketeering and eight counts of violating a law prohibiting the transportation of people between states for the purpose of prostitution.

R. Kelly is an American rhythm and blues musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Winner of three Grammy awards. According to Billboard magazine, R Kelly is the most successful solo artist of the 1990s in terms of number of top forty singles in the US.

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