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R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison In Sex Case

Following his conviction for using his fame and money to entice women and minor girls into his orbit for sex over a period of decades, R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Wednesday.

The verdict was handed down nine months after Kelly, 55, was found guilty of racketeering and sex offenses in a trial that heightened allegations that had followed the singer of the Grammy-winning song “I Believe I Can Fly” for 20 years.

In a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly stated that the evidence showed Kelly’s “indifference to human pain” and “sheer savagery” toward his victims.

R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison In Sex Case

“Sex is not at issue in this case. It deals with cruelty, violence, and domination “Donnelly spoke with Kelly. “You left a path of damaged lives in your wake.”

Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is one of the most well-known individuals to have been found guilty of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo campaign against such behavior by well-known males.

Although he remained silent during the hearing on Wednesday, he has consistently refuted claims of sexual abuse.

Following the reading of the sentence, Kelly’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, informed the media that although he was “devastated” by it, he will appeal.

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