According to US media, a court in the Manhattan area of New York City convicted R. Kelly almost nine months after the verdict was upheld and sentenced him to 30 years in prison.
R. Kelly was convicted of a total of nine offenses, including intimidation of a victim in one offense and the other eight offenses, such as sexually assaulting a woman and a minor.
She was sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison and a 100,000fine for all offenses, which the aggrieved women outside the court expressed satisfaction and happiness.
On the other hand, R. Kelly’s lawyers declared the decision against human rights and announced to file an appeal against it.
The last hearing of the said trial was held in September 2021, after which the court reserved its verdict and pronounced its verdict on June 29, 2022.
Several women, underage girls and boys also testified against R. Kelly during the trial, but the singer did not testify in court.
Although R. Kelly did not testify in court, he denied all charges from day one, while his lawyers continued to deny the allegations.
He was tried in 22 criminal cases like rape and sexual exploitation of 2 minor boys and 11 girls in the said court, out of which 9 charges were proved against him.
He was accused of sexually abusing several underage boys, girls and women from 1990 to 2018, including moving them from one place to another for sexual intercourse, and by giving them some sexually transmitted diseases by having sexual intercourse with them.
He was also accused of marrying a singer named Alia in 1994 when the girl was 15 years old, after which he had already had sex with her.
It was previously thought that if convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison or more. Are
R. Kelly has been in prison since 2019 without being convicted in any case. He has been transferred from New York to Chicago prisons from time to time. He will now be transferred back to Chicago, where he will face other trials in the courts. Will begin