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Famous singer R Kelly was sentenced to 20 years in prison on multiple counts of child pornography


He sold more than 75 million records and won three Grammys. For twenty years he has faced complaints and scandals.

A federal judge in Chicago sentenced singer

R. Kelly

to 20 years in prison on Thursday after being found

guilty of child pornography and inciting minors to commit sexual acts

, but said he will complete most of the sentence simultaneously with another 30-year sentence. years handed down last year in New York on racketeering charges.

US District Judge Harry Leinenweber ordered Kelly to serve another year in prison after his sentence in New York.

The main question, prior to Kelly's sentencing in his native Chicago, was whether Leinenweber would order the 56-year-old musician to serve his sentence simultaneously or after completing his term in New York, where he was convicted of racketeering and trafficking. sexual in 2021. The latter would have been equal to a life sentence.

R. Kelly in 2019, by pleading not guilty to the charges.

Photo: Reuters

Prosecutors had asked for a sentence long enough to prevent Kelly from leaving prison alive, arguing his crimes against minors and his lack of remorse.

With Thursday's sentencing, Kelly will not serve more than 31 years in prison.

Which means he'll be eligible for release when he's in his 80s, giving him some hope of getting out of prison alive one day.

(news in development)

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