R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty on Monday on all counts in a high-profile sex-trafficking case by a federal jury in Brooklyn, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York said Monday.
The verdict represents the first criminal consequence for Kelly after decades of accusations of sexual assault. In 2008, he was acquitted on 14 counts in a highly publicized child pornography case in New York.
Kelly was on trial for racketeering as well as 14 underlying acts that include sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery and sex trafficking. He was also charge with eight additional counts of violations of the anti-sex trafficking law known as the Mann Act.
Kelly now faces the possibility of decades in prison. Sentencing is set to take place on May 4.
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