R. Kelly verdict: R&B star found guilty in sex-trafficking trial | USA TODAY
Trial testimony lasted six weeks and included graphic testimony from over a dozen people accusing him of abuse dating back decades.
A jury of seven men and five women found R. Kelly guilty Monday on all nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering, on just the second day of deliberations. Kelly remained motionless, eyes downcast as the verdict was read.
The charges were based on an argument that the entourage of managers and aides who helped the singer meet girls – and keep them obedient and quiet – amounted to a criminal enterprise under the federal laws originally aimed a stopping organized crime.
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