The US musician R. Kelly has been found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors.
A New York jury sentenced the singer on all counts. The street measure against the 54-year-old will be announced at a later date. Kelly is accused, among other things, of abusing and exploiting women, girls and boys. He was also accused of kidnapping and bribery. He himself had dismissed the charges. Now the musician, who has been in prison since his arrest in summer 2019, faces a prison sentence of ten years to life.
The first allegations against the musician, born in Chicago in 1967 as Robert Sylvester Kelly, became known about 25 years ago.
In 2008 he was on trial for possession of pictures of serious child sexual abuse and was acquitted. There are additional charges against Kelly in Illinois and Minnesota.
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