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R. Kelly found guilty of sex trafficking charges

US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of multiple racketeering and sex trafficking charges following a six-week trial in New York.
 
Kelly had faced multiple sexual assault allegations over the last two decades, but charges were formally brought after victims gave TV interviews about his abuse.
 
Eleven accusers - nine women and two men - testified about the sexual humiliation and violence suffered at the hands of Kelly when they were teenagers.
 
The 54-year-old Grammy-winning singer, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, was accused of using his fame and fortune to lure victims with promises of launching their musical careers. 
 
Several of his victims testified that they were underage when he sexually abused them.
 
He was also found guilty of violating the Mann Act, a law which bans interstate sex trafficking.
 
Kelly is due to be sentenced on May 4, however, his attorneys say he is considering filing an appeal and is disappointed in the verdict.
 
He had been acquitted of child pornography charges 13 years ago.


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