R. Kelly Found Guilty On All Charges Of Racketeering & Sex Trafficking

By on September 28, 2021
– R. Kelly reportedly sat eerily still as he learned his fate in New York federal court on Monday (September 27). According to NPR, the embattled R&B singer was found guilty on all charges, including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking involving five victims.
Fourteen underlying acts associated with the racketeering charge padded the case, and the jury found the government had proven 12 of those acts involving the late Aaliyah, a woman who went by Stephanie, Jerhonda Pace, Jane and Stephanie.
Three acts connected to an alleged victim named Sonja couldn’t be proven, but the government only needed proof of two of the racketeering acts for a guilty charge.
Kelly had been on trial in Brooklyn federal court for over a month on one count of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, a federal law addressing sex trafficking. Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York successfully proved R. Kelly had been the head of a criminal enterprise, whose “purpose was to lure girls, boys and women to the R&B singer for his sexual gratification.”
Pace was among the many who testified during the trial. She told the jury Kelly sexually assaulted her when she was 16.
“I went to Rob’s house and he called me a bitch,” Pace said as reported by CNN. “He said I was a silly bitch. He slapped me three times and said if I lied to him again it’s not going to be an open hand next time. He spit in my face and mouth. He choked me during an argument. I had sex with him. I had oral sex with him. I went home and confessed.

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