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JUST IN: R Kelly Gets 30 Years In Prison For S*x Abuse

US singer R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for s*xual abuse.

Gatekeepers News reports that using his status to run a scheme to s*xually abuse children and women.

A jury in New York had earlier convicted the R&B artist, 55, of racketeering and s*x trafficking crimes.

His lawyers said the musician whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly will appeal.

On Wednesday, survivors said he had degraded and humiliated them.

A woman identified only as Angela called the singer a Pied Piper who “grew in wickedness” with every new victim, while others who were not named testified he had broken their spirits.

One said, “I literally wished I would die because of how you made me feel.”

The R&B artist who was dressed in prison khakis and dark glasses declined to make a statement of his own.

US District Judge Ann Donnelly said the celebrity had used s*x as a weapon, forcing his victims to do unspeakable things and saddling them with incurable diseases.

“You taught them that love is enslavement and violence,” Justice Ann said.

Aside using his celebrity status to lure women and children into s*xual abuse over two decades, Jurors at his six-week trial in Brooklyn heard how he trafficked women between different US states, assisted by managers, security guards, and other members of his entourage.

The court further heard how Kelly had illegally obtained paperwork to marry singer Aaliyah when she was 15 in 1994, seven years before the singer died in a plane crash.

Federal prosecutors had recommended that Kelly be sentenced to more than 25 years in prison, given the seriousness of his crimes and “the need to protect the public from further crimes”.

His lawyers, however, called for a sentence of 10 years the mandatory minimum for his conviction or less.

They portrayed Kelly as growing up poor in a household rife with domestic violence and suffering s*xual abuse from a young age.

Kelly has been in custody since he was indicted by federal prosecutors in New York and Chicago in July 2019.

The singer is also due to face s*x abuse charges in courts in Illinois and Minnesota.

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