Popular US Singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly, Popularly Known As R. Kelly Has Bag Additional 20-year Prison Term, But He Will Serve Nearly All Of The Sentence Simultaneously Alongside The Sentence He Received In 2022.
Kelly was jailed in June 2022 for three decades for sex trafficking and racketeering after a trial in New York.
Several months later, he was convicted in a second federal trial in Chicago of enticing minors for sex and producing child sexual imagery.
He has now received a 20-year term for those crimes, but 19 will be served at the same time as the previous sentence.
If served in full, he will be behind bars until he is in his mid-80s.
Federal prosecutors were seeking a 25-year sentence in the second case, higher than required under federal sentencing guidelines. They said Kelly’s crimes were made worse by the fact that he filmed them, with some of the footage later becoming available online.
“Because Kelly is Kelly, more people have watched child pornography,” they said in a memo. “The effects of Kelly’s conduct are wide-ranging, incalculable and irreversible.”