R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking

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R&B singer, R. Kelly, was handed 30 years imprisonment by a US court on Wednesday.

He was sentenced for recruiting and trapping teenagers and women for sex.

According to Punch, Judge Ann Donnelly of the Brooklyn federal court gave the ruling after about a year of Kelly’s conviction by a New York jury.

The 55-year-old was found guilty of all nine charges against him, including the most serious of racketeering.

In addition, R. Kelly is facing prosecution in three other states including Chicago.

His delayed Chicago case is set to begin on August 15 and he, with two of his former associates, will be defending rigging his 2008 pornography trial and hiding years of sexual abuse of minors.

Yesterday’s ruling came after the prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo:

“His actions were brazen, manipulative, controlling and coercive. He has shown no remorse or respect for the law.”

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