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After being convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking, R. Kelly was found guilty of many child pornography charges.

Addressing the music. On September 14, R. Kelly was found guilty of several counts of child pornography during a trial in Chicago.

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According to the Chicago Tribune, the 55-year-old rapper, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was found guilty of three charges of child pornography. According to the site, the minimum sentence for each crime is 10 years in prison.

R. Kelly was also found guilty by the jury on three out of five counts of persuading a juvenile to engage in unlawful sexual behavior.

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Following the conviction, R. Kelly’s attorney Jennifer Bonjean said: “There was a mixed verdict, but we won more counts than we lost.” “Would this jury care enough to take into account the evidence on the remaining counts if they found him guilty on the first three counts? And they provided evidence that they did. Their work was completed. Each count was examined separately.

The “Ignition” musician was found not guilty on seven counts, including one for child pornography, on Wednesday. According to WGN9, the remaining six charges included four conspiracy counts, one act of aggravated criminal sexual assault, and one crime of sexual exploitation of a juvenile.

Prior to the trial, Kelly was charged with 13 counts, including making and receiving child porn, encouraging juveniles to engage in illegal sex, and conspiring to obstruct justice. The jury deliberated for almost 10 hours on Wednesday before reaching a decision.

Following a three-week trial that featured testimony from one of R. Kelly’s claimed victims of sexual assault, their deliberation got underway. The lady, who requested anonymity, testified that the artist assaulted her when she was 14 and recorded the encounter.

One of the five reports that the Chicago native’s accuser allegedly had with Kelly was one that the prosecution used to convict him. In the 1990s, the rapper of “I Believe I Can Fly” was charged with filming pornographic recordings with four of his five victims. His sentencing date hasn’t yet been made public.

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Derrel McDavid, a former company manager and accountant, and Milton Brown, a former assistant, who were co-defendants with Kelly, were found not guilty of all charges after entering a not guilty plea.

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For his part, McDavid was initially accused of conspiring to receive child porn, actually obtaining child porn, and conspiring to hinder the legal system. Brown was accused of plotting to obtain child pornography.

R. Kelly
Addressing the music. On September 14, R. Kelly was found guilty of several counts of child pornography during a trial in Chicago.

Following his racketeering conviction in New York, the “Bump n’ Grind” singer already faces a sentence of thirty years in prison. After a jury convicted Kelly guilty of racketeering with 14 underlying actions, including sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking, Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in jail in June.

The Mann Act, a sex trafficking legislation that forbids the transportation of “any woman or girl” over state lines for “immoral purposes,” was also violated on eight occasions at the time of his conviction.

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