Sensational R and B singer, R Kelly has been found guilty in his recent federal child pornography trial.
He was recently convicted of six out of 13 counts after a month-long trial in Chicago.
This came after Kelly had a 30-year prison sentence slammed on him in June after he was found guilty of sex trafficking and racketeering in a different case in Brooklyn.
He was convicted by Jurors in the Chicago trial after 11 hours of deliberation.
Kelly was accused of recording himself while having sex with underage girls, and rigging his 2008 state trial on child porn charges, for which he was acquitted.
Kelly’s co-defendant, Derrell McDavid, a former business manager, was accused of conspiring to obstruct justice by rigging the 2008 trial, and two counts of receiving child porn.
Another co-defendant, Milton Brown, his associate, was accused of conspiring to receive child porn.
According to CBS Chicago, both have been found not guilty on every count.
Assistant US Attorney Elizabeth Pozolo told jurors: “Robert Kelly abused many girls over many years.
“He committed horrible crimes against children… all these years later, the hidden side of Robert Kelly has come out.”
Damning evidence against Kelly includes graphic footage of him abusing his then-14-year-old goddaughter, who became the witness of the prosecution star in the case when she testified under the name Jane.
In her closing argument before the jury retired for deliberations, Pozolo said: “That child, who had no prior sexual experiences in her life, was forced to lay on that floor while that man sitting right over there urinated on her.
“That degrading act is forever captured on that video. That abuse is forever memorialized.”
Jane who is now 37 testified that Kelly had sex with her “innumerable times” and other teenage girls he had asked her to recruit into their relationship.
Also, two further trials are pending against the singer. One trial in Minnesota and another one in state court in Chicago.
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