Breaking: R. Kelly Found Guilty of All Counts in Racketeering and Sex Trafficking Trial

Headlines 28/09/2021

In breaking news, R. Kelly has officially been convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking charges by a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York.

Kelly faced a total of nine counts — one count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges and also faced eight additional counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law.

The jury, made up of seven men and five women, began deliberating on Friday afternoon.

In total, Kelly could face decades in prison at sentencing.

The verdict comes over 13 years after Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was acquitted of child pornography charges at an Illinois state trial.

Kelly is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4 in connection with racketeering and sex trafficking charges.

Kelly's attorney said they are considering filing an appeal and is disappointed in the verdict.