News just broke that Singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to an additional 20 years in prison!
According to reports, R. Kelly was sentenced to 20 years in prison in a Chicago federal courtroom today following his conviction last year on charges of child pornography and enticement of a minor.
In case you didn’t know, he is already serving a 30-year prison term for his 2021 conviction on racketeering and sex trafficking charges in a New York federal court.
Prosecutors asked to have Kelly serve one sentence after the other but defense tried to say that Kelly wouldn’t reoffend especially since he’d be in his mid-80s when released from prison.
“Robert Kelly is a serial sexual predator who, over the course of many years, specifically targeted young girls and went to great lengths to conceal his abuse of Jane and other minor victims,” prosecutors said in a filing. “To this day, and even following the jury verdict against him, Kelly refuses to accept responsibility for his crimes.”Prosecutors in the case
The defense said:
“In the unlikely event that Kelly was to survive his 30-year sentence, there is no reason to believe he would reoffend as a geriatric in his mid-80s,” his attorneys wrote. “The overwhelming majority of Kelly’s criminal conduct was committed a quarter century ago.”Defense attorneys in case
It was ultimately left up to US District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber who said that 19 years of the 20-year prison sentence would be served concurrently, or at the same time as his other sentence.
Personally, I would have given him the 20 years in addition to his current sentencing but that’s just me…
So, for now, looks like he will spend nearly 31 years in prison.