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R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking

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R. Kelly Sentenced , to 30 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking .
On June 29, disgraced
R&B singer R. Kelly was
sentenced to 30 years in prison. .
The decision met the request of prosecutors who had sought for Kelly to receive over 25 years behind bars. .
Last September, Kelly was convicted on nine counts, including one charge of racketeering and eight counts of violations of the Mann Act. .
CNN reports that the charges stemmed from using his fame for years to lure victims he later sexually abused.
According to prosecutors, Kelly used a , "network of people at his disposal to target girls, boys and young women for his own sexual gratification.".
The court reportedly heard impact statements
from seven of Kelly's victims prior to sentencing.
No one can undo the harm that has been done to these victims. But at least it's time for Mr. Kelly to be accountable, Gloria Allred, Attorney representing
three of R. Kelly's victims, via CNN.
According to Kelly's defense team, the disgraced singer , "rejects that he is this monster.".
He accepts that he is a flawed individual,
but he is not this one-dimensional monster
that the government has portrayed
and the media has portrayed, Jennifer Bonjean, Attorney representing R. Kelly, via CNN.
He accepts that he is a flawed individual,
but he is not this one-dimensional monster
that the government has portrayed
and the media has portrayed, Jennifer Bonjean, Attorney representing R. Kelly, via CNN.
CNN reports that Kelly
is being held at a federal
detention facility in Brooklyn. .
In August, Kelly faces another trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction charges
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