American singer R. Kelly has been found guilty of sexually abusing women, boys and girls for decades.
The disgraced music star was convicted on Monday, September 27, 2021, on all nine counts including racketeering and violations of the Mann Act, which prohibits the transport of “any woman or girl” across state lines for any “immoral purpose.
He will be spending the rest of his life in prison.
The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for about nine hours across two days before reaching their unanimous verdict.
Monday’s verdict in federal court in Brooklyn comes just over 2 years after Kelly was arrested in Chicago for multiple federal sex crimes in 2 different states.