The disgraced former R&B star is already serving 30 years for sex trafficking and racketeering. On Thursday, he was given one more year in prison for having made pornography with three children.
The additional sentence from last year's child pornography and enticement convictions in Chicago would add to 30 years the R&B singer and songwriter recently began serving in a New York case.
Jerhonda Pace, who was part of a successful federal case against Kelly in New York as well as the case in Illinois, says Kelly is still fighting to appeal his federal conviction.
A federal jury convicted R. Kelly of several child pornography charges in his hometown of Chicago, delivering another legal blow to a singer who used to be one of the biggest R&B stars in the world.
Jurors will have to sort through a month of evidence and arguments on charges accusing the singer of producing child pornography, enticing minors for sex and rigging his 2008 child porn trial.
After R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison, the attorney for the parents of Joycelyen Savage said in a statement "they hope that now Joycelyn will return home."
Fallen R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for using his fame to subject young fans — some just children — to systematic sexual abuse.
R. Kelly will be sentenced in a New York courtroom on Wednesday. The disgraced R&B star was found guilty of crimes including violating the Mann Act, an anti-sex trafficking law.
Burke says society often ignores Black girls' sexual trauma — and that the R. Kelly trial, coming after 25 years of allegations, highlights the "stark difference" in response to victims of color.
A jury found the disgraced R&B star guilty of charges that included sexual exploitation of a child, racketeering and sex trafficking. He faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison.
Four weeks into testimony in the R&B superstar's New York federal trial, it's often been hard to hear testimony from the women and men he allegedly abused.
The accuser also alleges that Kelly physically and sexually abused her, and first pressured her into sex when she was a 17-year-old high school student who went to him for career mentorship.
The charges that R. Kelly faces in New York include racketeering "to prey upon young women and teenagers" and sexually trafficking these girls and women between states.
The first federal trial against disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly is underway. Tenacious reporting has explicitly centered the mostly Black girls and women who have accused him.
It's been two years since the R&B singer and songwriter was arrested. His first federal trial is about to begin in New York, but a lot has happened in the interim. Here's what you've missed.