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More jail terms for R Kelly

Written by Ade

A Chicago court in the United States has R. Kelly, the convicted R&B singer, guilty of sex crimes including multiple charges of child pornography and luring underage girls to have sex with him.

Kelly faced a total of 13 counts, seven of which he was acquitted of including obstruction of justice and conspiracy to receive child pornography.

The verdict came after jurors deliberated for 11 hours over two days.

In June, Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on his conviction in a New York federal court on racketeering and prostitution charges. He also faces various state charges in Illinois and Minnesota.

In Chicago, a conviction of just one count of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years.

During the five-week trial, several women took the stand and told jurors that Kelly sexually abused them when they were minors.

The jury also saw a video of Kelly molesting his goddaughter, who testified that the abuse began in the 1990s when she was a teenager.

    Reuters

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