On Wednesday (September 14), a federal jury in Chicago found R. Kelly guilty of sexual offenses, including producing child pornography and forcing minors to have sex.
Kelly is already serving a 30-year sentence in New York City on federal racketeering and trafficking charges.
A new verdict found the disgraced R&B artist guilty of six of the 13 counts against him; was acquitted of rectifying his 2008 trial of child pornography.
He was found guilty of coercing three minors into criminal sexual activity and producing three films about child sexual abuse.
According to Chicago Tribunewith the possibility that they would have to be administered sequentially.
The singer of “I Believe I Can Fly” has faced continuous allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct throughout his career, which he has denied.
In 1994, at the age of 27, Kelly married 15-year-old singer Aaliyah at a secret ceremony in Chicago. The marriage was later annulled after it was found that the teenager had lied about her age on the marriage certificate.
Kelly faced further allegations of sexual contact with underage women in 1996, 2001 and 2002.
In June 2002, he was charged with 21 counts of making films depicting child sexual abuse, including various sexual acts, but was acquitted on all counts following a 2008 trial.
In 2017, a new investigation was conducted by Buzz channel He claimed that Kelly imprisoned six women in a “cult” of sex, abusing them after they approached him for help in their music career.
The singer was accused of controlling women’s lives, including what they ate, dressed and when they slept, and keeping records of their sexual activity.
The article prompted more alleged victims to come out, with a six-part document titled Survival of R Kelly on Lifetime in 2019. Further allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against the singer were detailed.
In July 2019, Kelly was arrested and charged with sex trafficking offenses, including possession of photos of child abuse and obstruction of justice.
Kelly was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking in September 2021 in New York City, after two days of jury deliberation.
Shortly thereafter, a federal judge ordered the singer to stand trial in Chicago over child pornography and obstruction of the lawsuit.
The trial began in August when one woman testified in preliminary testimony that Kelly had sex with her “hundreds of times” when she was 15 to 18 years old.
Before his legal problems began in 2008, Kelly was known to carry a bag of sex tapes with him, according to court records.
This story is being updated