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R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking, racketeering charges

R Kelly, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year at a trial that gave voice to accusers who had once wondered if their stories were being ignored because they were Black women

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R&B star R Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for using his superstardom to subject young fans some just children to systematic sexual abuse.
The singer and songwriter, 55, was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year at a trial that gave voice to accusers who had once wondered if their stories were being ignored because they were Black women.
US District Judge Ann Donnelly imposed the sentence after hearing from several survivors who attested to how Kelly's exploitation reverberated across their lives.
You made me do things that broke my spirit. I literally wished I would die because

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First Published: Jun 30 2022 | 10:57 AM IST

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