I believe I can fly hit maker, R.Kelly, again convicted of multiple child pornography
A Chicago jury has convicted ‘I believe I can fly hit maker’, Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly of multiple child pornography and child sex abuse charges in the second federal trial.
The 55-year-old multiple Grammy Award Winner was found guilty on six out of 13 counts.
R.Kelly was convicted of three counts of child pornography and three counts of enticing minors for sex but acquitted of seven other charges, including obstruction of justice and conspiracy to receive child pornography.
Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge in New York in June for racketeering and sex trafficking.
According to the most recent sentence, R. Kelly will not be eligible for release until he is around 80 years old.
Kelly’s defence attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, said from the lobby of Chicago’s Dirksen Federal Courthouse that they were “not celebrating any win,” but were pleased that the jury returned seven not-guilty verdicts in a 13-count indictment.
As for Kelly’s reaction, Bonjean said he was relieved to have the trial behind him.
“Mr Kelly is used to bad news, he has a 30-year sentence that is excessive, in my opinion. He still has many fights to fight,” she said.
Robert Sylvester Kelly became one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment industry to face legal consequences for sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced or resurfaced as a result of the ‘MeToo movement.’