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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

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Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.
2 months ago·Chicago, United States

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BBC News

R. Kelly: The history of allegations against him

The US singer has been found guilty of eight counts of sex trafficking and one of racketeering.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

R&B singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison

Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth over a quarter century to lure women and underage girls for sex.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

R Kelly sentenced to 30 years on sexual abuse charges

R&B singer, 55, was found guilty in September of sex trafficking and racketeering on nine counts involving women, girls and boys

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC News

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking, racketeering

Singer R. Kelly, convicted of sex trafficking charges last fall, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday in New York City. The judge imposed the sentence after hearing from several survivors who attested to how Kelly's exploitation reverberated across their lives.

2 months ago·Canada
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CTV News

R. Kelly due in court for sex abuse sentencing

R&B star R. Kelly faces the possibility of a quarter century or more in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal sex trafficking case in New York.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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CBS Local

R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Sex Trafficking Case

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for using his superstardom to subject young fans — some just children — to systematic sexual abuse.The singer and songwriter, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year at a trial that gave voice to accusers who had once wondered if their stories were being ignored because they were Black women.U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly imposed the sentenc…

2 months ago·United States
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