According to recent media reports, the federal district court in New York sentenced R & B singer R. Kelly (55) to 30 years in prison for soliciting women such as minors to prostitute them.
In September last year, Kelly, who won the Grammy Award for the hit song “I Believe I Can Fly,” was found guilty of intimidation and nine charges of carrying women across states for prostitution. Was there.
The prosecution has sought a prison sentence of more than 25 years, saying that Kelly “ruthlessly ignored” the victim and did not show any remorse.
“The essence of the case is not sex, but violence, cruelty and control,” the judge told the defendant.
Defendant Kelly repeatedly denied the charges he was charged with in the trial. After handing down the judgment, the lawyer said the defendant was “beaten” by the judgment and indicated his intention to appeal.