Singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday after being convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking in September 2021.
US District Judge Ann Donnelly sentenced Mr. Kelly after she and the court heard statements from the victims. Mr.Kelly was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine, in addition to the lengthy sentence.
‘These victims were disposable to you,’ Judge Anna Donnelly told Mr. Kelly before imposing the sentence.
‘You left in your wake a trail of broken lives … you taught them that love is enslavement and violence and humiliation.
The R&B singer, who has been jailed since 2019, faces separate charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice in a federal case in Chicago, which goes to trial on August 1.
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