R. Kelly found guilty on all counts in racketeering, sex trafficking trial

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Sentencing has been set for May 4 and Kelly could face decades in prison.
R. Kelly has been found guilty on all nine counts in his racketeering and sex trafficking case. The jury announced its decision on Monday.

The US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York confirmed the conviction on Twitter. "R. Kelly has been convicted of racketeering by a federal jury in Brooklyn," the statement read.

"R. Kelly found guilty on ALL COUNTS," it later added.

Deliberations first began on Friday at a federal court in Brooklyn, New York before the panel of seven men and five women took the weekend off.

PROSECUTOR IN R. KELLY SEX-TRAFFICKING TRIAL URGES JURY TO HOLD SINGER 'RESPONSIBLE' FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

The R&B singer, 54, was facing one count of racketeering including 14 underlying acts of sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges. Charges went back more than two decades.

Kelly was also charged with eight violations of the Mann Act, which makes it illegal to transport anyone across state lines "for any immoral purpose."

The charges were based on an argument that the entourage of managers and aides who helped the singer meet girls — and keep them obedient and quiet — amounted to a criminal enterprise.

Several witnesses gave explosive testimony in the trial with most of them laying out how Kelly…
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