In his newest trial, Kelly – whose full title is Robert Sylvester Kelly – was discovered responsible by a jury on six out of 13 counts, prosecutors mentioned.
He was discovered responsible of three youngster pornography counts and three counts of attractive minors for intercourse, however acquitted of seven different costs that included obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to obtain youngster pornography.
In Chicago, a conviction of only one depend of kid pornography carries a compulsory minimal sentence of 10 years.
The decision of the jury in U.S. District Courtroom in Chicago got here after jurors deliberated for 11 hours over two days.
Kelly is among the many most outstanding individuals convicted of sexual misbehavior through the #MeToo motion in opposition to sexual harassment and abuse lately.
In the course of the five-week trial, a number of ladies took the stand and advised jurors that Kelly sexually abused them after they have been minors. The jury additionally noticed a video of Kelly molesting his goddaughter, who testified that the abuse started within the Nineteen Nineties when she was a teen. Kelly and each his co-defendants, Milton “June” Brown and Derrel McDavid, have been acquitted on costs they conspired to obtain youngster pornography. Kelly and McDavid have been additionally acquitted on costs they conspired to impede justice in an earlier case.
The lads have been accused of making an attempt to bribe and threaten witnesses within the 2008 Illinois case by which Kelly was discovered not responsible on 14 counts of kid pornography.
In June, Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in jail on his conviction in a New York federal court docket on racketeering and prostitution costs. That trial amplified accusations that had dogged the singer of the Grammy-winning hit “I Imagine I Can Fly” for twenty years.
Kelly additionally faces varied state costs in Illinois and Minnesota.