Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was found guilty today in Chicago on six of 13 counts of child pornography and luring underage girls to have sex with him. according to Reuters. Everyone convicted of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in Chicago.
Kelly was previously sentenced to 30 years in federal court in Brooklyn on nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering.
Kelly was found guilty today of three counts of child pornography and three counts of sexually abusing minors. He was acquitted of seven other charges, including obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obtain child pornography. He pleaded not guilty.
Of the sexual assault charges, four of them are aggravated sexual offenses with a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison.
The charges were originally filed on May 30, 2019 after Kelly had previously pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault against four alleged victims, three of whom prosecutors said were minors at the time. The new allegations involve one of the original teenage victims and are believed to have occurred in 2010.
The Associated Press reported that prosecutors wrote in court documents that because the victim was a minor at the time, the statute of limitations for filing charges was extended to 20 years from her 18th birthday.
According to Reuters, Kelly also faces additional charges in Illinois and Minnesota.
Breaking News is part of the 2019 Lifetime documentary series. Survivor R. Kelly, in which the alleged victims detailed the singer’s violent past. After that, ex-Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti came out with a video allegedly showing Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.