R. Kelly Receives 30 Years in NY Sex Trafficking Conviction
The charges were based on an argument that Kelly's entourage of managers and aides formed a criminal enterprise that helped the singer meet girls and keep them obedient and quiet.
New York Federal Judge Ann M. Donnelly has sentenced R&B superstar R. Kelly to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering in September 2021, reports USA Today. The charges were based on an argument that Kelly’s entourage of managers and aides helped the singer meet girls and keep them obedient and quiet. These actions amounted to a criminal enterprise under federal laws, according to U.S. attorneys. Kelly, was also accused of violating the Mann Act, which makes it illegal to take anyone across state lines “for any immoral purpose,” and ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine.