R. Kelly has been found guilty on all counts in his federal sex trafficking case in New York.
According to the New York Times, a federal jury has found R. Kellly guilty of racketeering in his sex trafficking case in New York. The singer will face up to 20 years in prison for the racketeering charge alone.
Kelly was charged with one count of racketeering based on sexual exploitation of minors, eight violations of sex trafficking, the Mann Act, and a charge for kidnapping and forced labor. The jury turned in the verdict around 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday (September 27). Kelly was found guilty on all charges, facing a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison.
BREAKING: The jury found R. Kelly guilty of racketeering in a sex trafficking case involving a scheme to recruit and sexually abuse women, girls and boys.— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 27, 2021
He faces up to 20 years in prison under the racketeering charge. pic.twitter.com/dxQKJCE0j0
Since the beginning of the trial, 45 witnesses, including underaged men and women, testified against the singer. The jury found that there was an overwhelming amount of evidence proving that Kelly was the ringleader of a sex trafficking scheme involving underaged women for over 20 years.