Singer R. Kelly sentenced to 20 years in prison for child pornography
R. Kelly was already sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex crimes.
American singer R. Kelly, a fallen RnB star who has already been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex crimes, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for child pornography in a separate case in federal court in Chicago.
This sentence will not be added to the previous one, as Judge Harry Leinenweber ordered that he only run for an additional year in prison when he will have served his 30-year prison sentence handed down in New York last June.
Robert Sylvester Kelly, 56, was convicted by a federal jury in Chicago of producing child pornography and misappropriation of minors.
Clips of videos showing sexual abuse by R. Kelly of young girls, one of whom was only 14, were released during the trial.
The singer, on the other hand, was acquitted on charges of obstructing justice. He was accused of disrupting a previous trial for child pornography in 2008, from which he emerged not guilty, by threatening a victim not to testify.
< p class="e-p">The artist, known worldwide for his hit song I Believe I Can Fly and his 75 million records sold, had long reigned over RnB despite suspicions of #x27;sexual assault.
He was finally found guilty in September 2021 of having piloted for years a system of sexual exploitation of young people, including adolescent girls , and sentenced last June to 30 years in prison by a federal court in New York.