R. Kelly found guilty of multiple counts in child sex abuse trial

R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty Wednesday of soliciting underage girls to have sex with him but not guilty of obstructing a 2008 state case that ended with that he was acquitted.

In her latest trial, Kelly – whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly – was found guilty of six of the 13 counts in federal court.

A jury in the United States District Court in Chicago found the 55-year-old multi-musical musical artist multiple counts of child sexual exploitation, seduction of women, and possession of material containing child pornography. .

Kelly is one of the most prominent people convicted of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and abuse in recent years.

During the five-week trial, several women stood up and told jurors that Kelly sexually abused them when they were minors. The jury also saw a video showing Kelly abusing her goddaughter, who testified that the abuse began in the 1990s when she was a teenager.

Kelly and both of his coders, Milton “June” Brown and Derrel McDavid, were acquitted of conspiracy to receive child pornography. Kelly and McDavid were also acquitted of conspiracy to obstruct justice in Kelly’s 2002 Cook County case, the Chicago Tribune reported.

These men were charged with attempted bribery and intimidation of witnesses in the 2008 Illinois case, in which Kelly was not found guilty of 14 counts of child pornography.

In June, Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted in New York federal court of fraud and prostitution. That trial amplified the allegations that had dogged the singer of the Grammy-winning hit “I Believe I Can Fly” for two decades.

Kelly also faces various state charges in Illinois and Minnesota.

(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Chicago and Kanishka Singh in Washington; Editing by Aurora Ellis)

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