American pop singer R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing women and children

American pop singer R Kelly sentenced
American pop singer R Kelly sentenced
Khushbu Kumari

In September last year, R Kelly was convicted by a New York court of trafficking eight women. Since then his sentence has been debated.

American pop singer R Kelly, 55, was sentenced on Wednesday (local time) nine months after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting women and children. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

In September last year, R Kelly was convicted by a New York court of trafficking eight women. Since then the debate on his sentence was going on. Singer Robert Sylvester Kelly, 55, was found guilty of eight counts of racketeering and breaching the Mann Act, according to Variety. 45 witnesses testified for the government. Callie has been in jail since July 2019.

Prosecutors were seeking life imprisonment for him. He argues that he has shown no mercy to the women and children who have fallen in his trap. He harassed them for two decades. His lawyers said that he is no longer a threat to the society. It was revealed in court that Callie had married singer Alia in 1994, when he was only 15 years old. Then the certificate showed her to be 18 years old. Later their marriage was annulled. Nine years later, Alia was killed in a plane crash.

In addition to charges in state courts in Illinois and Minnesota, he still faces charges of child pornography and obstruction of the way of justice in Chicago. The six-week trial revealed how Kelly used workers and middlemen to sexually abuse and woo fans and interested singers, including locking them into rooms without food or not allowing them to enter the bathroom for days. is included. Kelly, one of the most successful hitmakers of the 1990s and early 2000s, was found guilty of all counts against him in September.

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