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skrayper
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R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

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R. Kelly will be spending the next 30 years behind bars in relation to his sex trafficking case.

On June 29, a judge announced the singer's sentence in a Brooklyn federal court, which came nine months after a jury found him guilty on all nine counts in his sexual abuse trial.

The charges—which involved six female victims, inclusive of the late singer Aaliyah (who married R. Kelly in 1994 when she was 15 years old)—included racketeering, bribery, coercion, enticement and sex trafficking. The 55-year-old, born Robert Kelly, has denied any wrongdoing and previously pleaded not guilty to all counts against him. The accusations against him span from at least 1992 to 2017.

Over the course of the highly publicized trial that began in federal court in Brooklyn last August, prosecutors called on dozens of witnesses to testify, including female and male accusers who claimed they were groomed for sex and endured psychological abuse while they were underage.

According to NBC News, the accusers alleged they were forced to sign nondisclosure forms and were subjected to threats and punishments if they broke, as one victim described it, "Rob's rules."

In a filing from early June, per the outlet, prosecutors said R. Kelly used his "fame, money and popularity" to "prey upon children and young women for his own sexual gratification." In court papers filed by the singer's attorneys, they contended that he should get a break in his sentencing judgement, partly due to him experiencing a "traumatic childhood involving severe, prolonged childhood sexual abuse, poverty, and violence."

In January 2019, allegations against the singer were met with renewed attention following the premiere of Lifetime's docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly. The six-part feature, which included claims from a number of accusers, led to public calls for an official investigation.

R. Kelly has been behind bars since his arrest in July 2019. Per NBC News, the performer is still facing child pornography and obstruction of justice charges in Chicago. His trial for that case is set to begin August 15.


iwyLSUiwy
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Holy smokes. Man I loved R Kelly. Can't believe him pissing on girls was almost 20 years ago. You hate to see it.



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Remix to ignition will always be a GOAT track


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LOL Democrats gave him to the key to the city.

One of the many times Democrats have flat out told you they support grooming.


Stagliano
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Remix to ignition will always be a GOAT track


I’ll never not listen to Step in the Name of Love. Idgaf how many kids he peed on


iwyLSUiwy
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LOL Democrats gave him to the key to the city.

One of the many times Democrats have flat out told you they support grooming.


This post is unavoidable in every room on TD.


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skrayper
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This post is unavoidable in every room on TD.


For a group of people who keep insisting on how smart they are, they still haven't figured out how to find the PoliBoard.


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Honeylove was one of the best 90’s slow jams ever.


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Jfk Jr
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For a group of people who keep insisting on how smart they are, they still haven't figured out how to find the PoliBoard.
they're actually the dumbest people on planet earth.


hogcard1964
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He'll pull a "Juicy Smolay", claim he can't eat, he's too scared, and he'll end up serving about 2 months.


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DaleGribble
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they're actually the dumbest people on planet earth.


Nah, that would be the idiots that voted for the current President. R Kelly pisses on all of them.

ETA that it seems like it's a few Leftists that turned this thread into a circle jerk.
This post was edited on 7/2 at 9:28 am


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