New York prosecutors have filed a case to extend the prison sentence of the disgraced popstar charged with trafficking and sex crimes.
< p>R. Kelly doesn't fly anymore. The cult singer of the 90s is in turmoil after being convicted of sex trafficking for acts that took place between 1994 and 2018. Currently in prison since 2019, R. Kelly could well remain several years in the shade. Indeed, New York prosecutors have filed a case to extend his prison sentence to more than 25 years.
According to prosecutors, R.Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is a “serious danger” to society. In the case presented to the Brooklyn court, prosecutors believe that the popstar has no regrets or remorse. Excerpts taken from the said case: “The defendant's decades of crime appear to have been fueled by his narcissism and the belief that his talent shielded him from any need to conform his conduct to the restraints of the law.” Conduct “predatory, harmful, humiliating or abusive towards others”, still according to the prosecutors.
The R&B singer is convicted and charged with trafficking and sex crimes on no less than nine counts. Among which the sexual exploitation of young women including minors. One of the charges also relates to racketeering. Prosecutors drive home the point: “The government has no doubt that if the defendant had the opportunity to reoffend, he would.” R. Kelly's final sentence should be pronounced on June 29. He faces between a minimum of 10 years in prison and more than 25 years according to the current file of the prosecutors of New York. No, R. Kelly doesn't touch the sky anymore.