Current Trial R Kelly - Guilty on all counts sex trafficking

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Dec 27, 2016
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The R&B superstar, known for his anthem I Believe I Can Fly, was convicted by a jury of seven men and five women.

Kelly had been charged with one count of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, which prohibits transporting people across state lines for prostitution.

He now faces up to 20 years in jail.

Prosecutors said Kelly took advantage of his fame and charisma to recruit victims, including some plucked from crowds at his concerts, with the aid of people in his entourage.

Several accusers testified in lurid detail during the trial, alleging that Kelly subjected them to perverse and sadistic whims when they were underage.

Among them, was a 17-year-old boy and aspiring musician whom Kelly met at a McDonald's in December 2006 and later invited to his Chicago studio.

After asking the boy what he would do to make it in the music business, Kelly allegedly propositioned and had sexual contact with him while he was still underage, according to prosecutors' court filing.


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