Singer R. Kelly faces decades in prison when he is sentenced on Wednesday, nine months after he was found guilty of leading a scheme to sexually abuse women and pikin.
For September, a New York jury found me guilty of racketeering and eight counts of sex trafficking.
The 55-year-old R&B singer will spend at least 10 years in prison, with the maximum possible sentence being life imprisonment.
Prosecutors say they spent at least 25 years behind bars.
They find the singer – they’re known for their hit songs I Believe I Can Fly and Ignition (Remix) – say they’re the ringleader of a violent and coercive scheme to lure women in and trick them into sexually abuse.
The six-week trial does not hear how women are trafficked between different US states, with the help of instant messaging handlers, security guards and members of the ODA entourage, for two decades.
Prosecutors say we show “ruthless disregard” for the victims and show no remorse.
“Indeed, the defendant’s decades of crime appear to be unfueled by narcissism and the belief that my musical talent has absolved me of any need to conform to my conduct – no matter how predatory, harmful, humiliating or abusive towards the odas – to if the restrictions of the law “…
The court also heard how Kelly bin illegally obtained papers to marry singer Aaliyah aged 15 in 1994, seven years before the singer died in a plane crash.
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After several delays, they will be sentenced on Wednesday in the US District Court in New York.
Kelly Dey is facing a separate trial for Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges.
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