R. Kelly sentenced to 20 years in prison over child sexual abuse case

R. Kelly was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for child pornography and child solicitation charges.

The disgraced singer was found guilty in his hometown of Chicago in September 2022 on three counts of creating child pornography and three counts of seducing a minor for sex.

On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that the 56-year-old singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, will serve a sentence at the same time as he completes his 30-year sentence in New York on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.

This brings Kelly’s total time in prison to 31 years, making him eligible for release when he turns 80.

Previously, prosecutors had asked the singer to be given 25 years in prison in a row, but his defense had argued for a 10-year prison sentence that was served at the same time.

Kelly, once one of the world’s biggest R&B stars, faced a total of 13 counts during his trial in Chicago, but was acquitted of other charges, including conspiracy to obstruct a trial in 2008. rice field. and child attraction fees.

He was convicted in New York in June 2022 after being convicted of one count of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Sex Trafficking Act.

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