R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case
Washington, Jun 30: R. Kelly was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 years in prison, following the multiplatinum R&B singer's conviction last year for exploiting his celebrity status and wealth over decades to attract women and underage girls for sex.
The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly in Brooklyn federal court.
Kelly, 55, was convicted last September following a nearly six-week trial. He is among the most prominent people convicted of sexual misbehavior during the #MeToo movement against such conduct by prominent men.