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R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking, racketeering – bo

R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking, racketeering  - bo
Prosecutors had called for him to receive more than 25 years behind bars in order to ‘protect the public’ from the singer

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R Kelly sentenced to 30 år i fengsel

R&B Singer R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 år i fengsel, following a conviction in federal domstol last year on sex trafficking and racketeering charges. He faced seven of his accusers in court on Wednesday who gave victim impact statements recounting their experiences with the singer.

Prosecutors had called for him to receive more than 25 years behind bars in order to “protect the public” from the singer. He was convicted on nine counts last September, which included one racketeering and eight counts of Mann Act violations.

Gloria Allred, who is representing the three women who testified against R Kelly, told reporters that “no one can undo the harm that has been done to these victims.”

After the sentencing, Attorney Steve Greenberg who represented the Kelly has accused the victims of “preying” on the singer.

Jennifer Bonjean, another attorney for Kelly, said that the singer wanted to speak in court at his sentencing but she advised him against it.

Steve K Francis, acting executive associate director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) who announced Kelly’s sentencing, called the singer a “prolific serial predator who utilised his wealth and fame to prey on the young and vulnerable by dangling promises of fame, fortune and stardom for his own sexual gratification.”

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Kelly’s sisters say singer treated ‘unfairly

R Kelly’s two sisters from his father’s side have said that they believe that the singer has been treated unfairly.

Lisa and Cassandra Kelly, live in North Carolina and Atlanta attended the sentencing on Wednesday.

“He’s been strong. He’s gonna continue to be strong. We’re his sisters, we’re gonna continue to stand behind him,” Lisa Kelly told Insider.

“And that’s just the way it is. We don’t believe any of that.”

<p>In this courtroom sketch, R Kelly and his attorney Jennifer Bonjean, venstre, appear during his sentencing hearing (Elizabeth Williams/PA)&ls;/p>

In this courtroom sketch, R Kelly and his attorney Jennifer Bonjean, venstre, appear during his sentencing hearing (Elizabeth Williams/PA)

Sravasti Dasgupta30 juni 2022 08:00
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R Kelly’s lawyer says singer wanted to speak at his sentencing

Jennifer Bonjean, lawyer for R Kelly, said that the singer wanted to speak in court at his sentencing but she advised him against it.

Speaking to reporters outside court, Ms Bonjean said that she didn’t want him to speak while he has open cases in Chicago and Minnesota.

Another case, involving child pornography and similar allegations, is scheduled to go to trial in Chicago federal court in August, reported Business Insider.

“I promise you, he does wanna make a statement,” Ms Bonjean said.

“He will make statements, but on the advice of counsel, he remained silent.”

<p>Attorney Jennifer Bonjean leaves the courtroom following the sentencing of singer R. Kelly for federal sex trafficking</s>

Attorney Jennifer Bonjean leaves the courtroom following the sentencing of singer R. Kelly for federal sex trafficking

Sravasti Dasgupta30 juni 2022 07:30
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R Kelly’s lawyer says victims ‘preyed on him

Attorney Steve Greenberg who represented singer R Kelly has accused the victims of ‘preying’ on the singer.

In an interview with Law & Crime Mr Greenberg said: “They preyed on him. And for them to now come to court and say they are victims is just being intellectually dishonest.”

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Sravasti Dasgupta30 juni 2022 07:00
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R Kelly victim says 30-year-prison term is ‘spot on

Sonja, a victim of R Kelly’s abuse who testified in court, has hailed the singer’s prison term.

I et intervju med Los Angeles Times after the sentencing, Sonja, whose last name is not being revealed to protect her identity, said that she was intimidated by people in the singer’s circle for years.

“I’ve been followed, I’ve been approached at networking events,” she said.“It happened a few different times.”

On each occasion she says she immediately got away from the person who was chatting with her and went “off the grid for a few days.”

“Thirty years is spot on for me," hun sa.

“I have been enduring this for almost two decades. I am very happy with the sentence. Very happy.”

<p>R&B singer R. Kelly's supporter reacts following the sentencing hearing at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, on June 29, 2022. </s>

R&B singer R. Kelly’s supporter reacts following the sentencing hearing at Brooklyn Federal Court in New York, on June 29, 2022.

Sravasti Dasgupta30 juni 2022 06:30
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R Kelly’s victims say 30 year sentence ‘not enough

R Kelly’s victims have said that the 30 year prison term handed to the singer, while welcome, is “not enough.”

“I personally don’t think it’s enough but I’m pleased with it,” said accuser Lizzette Martinez.

Another victim Jovante Cunningham, who first met Kelly at age 14, said his abuse spanned 30 years and “30 years is what he got.”

“There wasn’t a day in my life that I actually believed the judicial system would come through for black and brown girls,” Ms Cunningham said outside court.

Ms Cunningham who was a former backup dancer for Kelly added that she “absolutely” cried when the sentence came down and that she felt “overwhelmed.”

Sravasti Dasgupta30 juni 2022 06:00
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R Kelly a ‘prolific serial predatorwho preyed on the ‘young and vulnerable

Steve K Francis, acting executive associate director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) who announced R Kelly’s sentencing, has called the singer a “prolific serial predator.”

“Robert Kelly is a prolific serial predator who utilised his wealth and fame to prey on the young and vulnerable by dangling promises of fame, fortune and stardom for his own sexual gratification. For nearly thirty years, Kelly and his accomplices silenced his victims through bribery, intimidation, blackmail and physical violence, confident they were immune to justice” Mr Francis said.

“Today’s sentence is a victory which belongs to the survivors of Kelly’s abuse. These brave women and men came forward, despite threats to their own personal safety, and were forced to relive the pain of the most traumatic days of their lives to tell the truth and make their voices heard.”

Sravasti Dasgupta30 juni 2022 05:15
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R Kelly will face a second trial in August

R Kelly will face another trial, this time in federal court, beginning in August.

På 15 august, R Kelly will stand trial on charges that he possessed child sexual abuse images. It will be the second time he faces charges relating to child sexual abuse images.

He was previously acquitted in 2008 on similar charges.

Kelly has pleaded not guilty.

Graig Graziosi30 juni 2022 04:00
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FORKLARER: What was R Kelly convicted of and how much jail time did he get?

R Kelly is facing a potential quarter century in prison.

What brought R Kelly to this point, and what is the context surrounding his arrest, dom, and eventual sentencing?

The Independent Graeme Massie explores and explains the circumstances and crimes that led R Kelly to today’s ruling.

Read the story below:

What was R Kelly accused of and how much jail time did he get?

The ‘Ignition’ singer was sentenced to 30 years behind bars on 29 juni

Graig Graziosi30 juni 2022 03:00
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ICYMI: Victims accuse R Kelly of ‘deplorable, inexplicable acts’ in harrowing sentencing impact statements

Seven women who were abused by R Kelly spoke Wednesday during his sentencing hearing, recounting the pain they have dealt with as a result of the singer’s crimes.

With every addition of a new victim you grew in wickedness, cockiness, diminishing any form of humanity or self-awareness,” one victim said during the hearing.

Jenna Amatulli has more from the victims in the story below:

R Kelly accused of ‘deplorable, inexplicable acts’ in sentencing impact statements

“With every addition of a new victim you grew in wickedness, cockiness, diminishing any form of humanity or self-awareness,” said one victim in court

Graig Graziosi30 juni 2022 02:00
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SE: R Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking and racketeering

R Kelly sentenced to 30 år i fengsel
Graig Graziosi30 juni 2022 01:00