R. Kelly’s Sex Trafficking Trial: Indictment, Verdict, and 30 Years

UPDATE (8/18/22 4:15 pm EST): An alleged victim And KellyWhose names are protected but who TMZ reported as her “ex-goddaughter,” testified in court on Aug. 18 that she had sex with the rapper “numerous times” as a minor. The 37-year-old woman, who spoke to Jane on condition of anonymity, said she and R Kelly began having sex when he fondled her breasts when she was 14. Sexual advances developed over time, and he had sex with her when he was 15.

per TMZ, Jane asked Kelly to be her godfather when she was 13, and the relationship began shortly thereafter. When asked why he r. While not rejecting Kelly’s advances, she admitted that she had a hard time saying “no” to someone she thought was a trusted figure. Eventually, the sex starts to feel regular and she stops questioning it.

She also testified that she and R. Kelly would sleep with other girls her age at the same time.

UPDATE (7/12/22 9:57 am EST): R. Kelly’s lawyer filed a formal notice of appeal with the court on Monday, July 12, according to ABC News. The notice revealed that the singer planned to challenge his trial verdict, which found him guilty of sex trafficking. He was later sentenced to 30 years in prison. Details of what Kelly’s attorney intends to challenge have not yet been released.

Original: And Kelly55, was convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering charges, and will now serve three decades in prison – a sentence that will likely mean he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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