R. Kelly Convicted on Child Pornography Charges in a Second Federal Trial

For a second time over the past two years, a federal jury found R. Kelly guilty of sex crimes involving minors on Wednesday. The R&B star, convicted last year in Brooklyn on sex-trafficking and racketeering charges, faced 13 counts in Chicago including child pornography, coercing a minor into criminal sexual activity, and obstructing the federal … Read more

A timeline of R. Kelly’s rise and fall, from R&B superstar to convicted abuser – National

R&B superstar R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have long been shadowed by allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the singer has been found guilty in his hometown of Chicago on child pornography charges, but acquitted of a conspiracy to obstruct justice charge accusing him fixing his state child pornography trial in 2008. The … Read more

R. Kelly found guilty of child pornography, sex abuse in Chicago trial – National

R. Kelly was found guilty on Wednesday of several child pornography and sex abuse offenses by a federal jury in his hometown of Chicago, delivering another blow to the singer who was once one of the biggest music stars in the world. Kelly, 55, was found guilty on three counts of child pornography and three … Read more

R. Kelly’s lawyer tells jury not to accept portrayal of him as a ‘monster’ – National

R. Kelly kept an ugly side of his life hidden as he escaped poverty in Chicago and rose to pop music stardom, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the singer’s trial on charges accusing him of enticing girls for sex and rigging a 2008 child pornography case. Kelly’s lead attorney implored jurors during her opening … Read more

R Kelly accuser to testify on trial fixing charge – National

R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago that starts Monday is in many ways a do-over of his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted the singer on charges that he produced a video of himself when he was around 30 having sex with a girl no older than 14. There’s one big difference: … Read more

R. Kelly Remains on Suicide Watch Despite Attorney’s Protest

R. Kelly, the disgraced R&B singer found guilty by a federal jury on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking last September, was sentenced to 30 years in prison last Wednesday. The 55-year-old Chicago-based singer is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Among his neighbors to him, Ghislaine Maxwell). … Read more

R. Kelly remains on suicide watch ‘for his own safety,’ feds say – National

Federal authorities are pushing back on R. Kelly’s claims that he was placed on suicide watch as a form of punishment last week after a judge sentenced him to 30 years behind bars for using his fame to sexually abuse young girls. The US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn filed court papers late Saturday saying the … Read more

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in jail in sex trafficking case – National

Fallen R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for using his fame to subject young fans — some just children — to systematic sexual abuse. Through tears and anger, several of Kelly’s accusers told a court, and him, that he had preyed on them and misled his fans. “You made … Read more