R. Kelly convicted of sex trafficking, racketeering

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A federal jury on Monday found R&B singer R. Kelly guilty on charges he sexually assaulted women and girls for years.
R. Kelly faces up to life in prison on sex trafficking and racketeering convictions. File Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 27 (UPI) --

The panel of seven men and five women delivered the verdict in a Brooklyn courtroom, convicting him on nine counts -- one count of racketeering, which included 12 underlying acts of sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery and sex trafficking, and eight counts of violating the Mann Act sex trafficking law.

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The singer, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, faces 10 years to up to life in prison for the convictions.

The verdict comes five weeks after the trial opened in New York City. He also faces charges in Chicago, but both…
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