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Sex trafficking, rape, racketeering and blackmail: singer R Kelly found guilty, faces life imprisonment

R&B singer R Kelly was found guilty on Monday, September 27, of numerous indictments in a New York court. Numerous sexual crimes, for which he risks life imprisonment.

R. Kelly was convicted on Monday by a federal jury of the charges against him of sexual exploitation. After more than a day of deliberation, jurors found him guilty of all nine charges he faced. Before knowing his sentence, in May 2022, he will also have to face justice in Illinois and Minnesota.

Robert Sylvester Kelly, known as R Kelly, rose to prominence in the 1990s, thanks to the success of his track “I Believe I Can Fly”. In front of him, nine women and two men who accuse the popular singer of rape, sexual abuse, forced drug use or child pornography.

A system tied up in connection with its entourage

Overwhelming accusations, which crystallized with the MeToo movement. R Kelly is notably accused of extortion, sexual exploitation of a minor, kidnapping, corruption and forced labor, AFP lists. The accusation evokes a system well put together with the entourage of R Kelly, allowing the star to attract very young women to him whom he sexually assaulted.

He also took advantage of his concerts to send little words to his future victims, promising them in particular a boost in their career, before bringing them into his system of indoctrination, in which he kept women by force of blackmail. and enforcement measures.

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Sex trafficking rape racketeering blackmail singer Kelly guilty faces life imprisonment

 
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