R&B singer R. Kelly convicted on all charges in federal racketeering, sex trafficking case

Kelly was convicted by a grand jury in Brooklyn, New York on a total of nine counts
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Singer R. Kelly in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y. June 26, 2019.
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Singer R. Kelly was convicted Monday on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.

Kelly was convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York on a total of nine counts – one count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery, and sex trafficking charges and also faced eight additional counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law, according to CNN

The jury of seven men and five women began deliberating Friday afternoon and announced it verdict at about 3:15 p.m. ET.

Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, could face decades in prison at sentencing, set for May 2022, CNN also reports.