R Kelly found GUILTY of child porn and enticement charges but acquitted of 2008 trial fixing
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Robert Sylvester Kelly aka R Kelly was found guilty on multiple counts of child pornography by a federal judge on September 14 for making videos of himself abusing his 14-year-old goddaughter. Jurors deliberated for about 11 hours before returning with a guilty verdict on six of the 13 counts that the father-of-three had faced, including three counts of child pornography and three counts of child enticement.
But the 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer was acquitted of on a fourth count of pornography as well as a conspiracy to obstruct justice after he was accused of fixing his state child pornography trial back in 2008. The jury also found him not guilty of three counts of conspiring to receive child pornography as well as two other enticement charges.
This comes after the R&B singer was sentenced to 30 years prison in June after he was found guilty of sex-trafficking and racketeering in a separate federal case in Brooklyn. And based on that sentence, Kelly will not be eligibly for release until he is approximately 80 years old.
Kelly's co-defendant and ex-business manager Derrell McDavid was also accused and later charged with tampering with Kelly's 2008 trial on state child pornography charges by intimidating and paying off witnesses. Kelly's other co-defendant Milton Brown, a former Kelly associate, also faces a single count of conspiring to receive child pornography. Both were found not guilty on all counts.
The sexual abuse allegations against singer R Kelly first started circulating in the 1990s but despite the abuse allegations he sold out millions of his music records. The infamous singer still has two further trials pending, one in Minnesota and another in a state court in Chicago.