Robert Sylvester Kelly, famed across the globe as R. Kelly, was found guilty on all nine charges brought against him by the government, including racketeering and s*x trafficking.
The jury, which consisted of seven men and five women, delivered the verdict on Monday, September 27th 2021, after a two days deliberation.
Prosecutors accused the R&B singer of exploiting his stardom over a quarter-century to lure women and underage girls into his orbit for s*x.
In a trial that began since August 8th, the 54yr old legendary musician was proven guilty of child trafficking and s*xual abuse charges when a witness who happens to be his former tours manager stepped up to testify against him in court!
The verdict comes after five weeks of arguments, physical evidence (some not shown to the public) and 45 witness testimonies from the prosecution alone.
Some victims including eight girls and two boys recounted horrific episodes with R.Kelly, including experiencing and witnessing gruesome abuse.
The musician’s employees and associates, many of which stood back as the crimes occurred, corroborated the testimonies of victims detailing how Kelly married late musician Aaliyah whilst still underage, a piece of evidence that was used to support the government’s case against Kelly for bribery.
R.Kelly faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars, and could face up to life in prison at his May 4, 2022, sentencing.