R. Kelly given 30 years in jail for sex abuse
For sexually abusing children and women, US singer R. Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has been given a 30-year prison term.
The I Believe I Can Fly hitmaker used sex as a weapon, compelling his victims to do awful things and burdening them with terminal diseases, according to US District Judge Ann Donnelly at his sentence today. She continued by saying that R. Kelly would be discouraged from committing similar crimes in the future by the sentence.
By using managers, security guards, and other people who worked for him, he trafficked women across different US states, according to evidence used against him.
Additionally, R. Kelly married Aaliyah in 1994 when she was 15 years old by obtaining legal documents unlawfully.
The Federal prosecutors had recommended more than 25 years in prison for R. Kelly, “given the seriousness of his crimes and the need to protect the public from further crimes,” despite the fact that his attorneys argued that he should receive a sentence of 10 years or less.