R.Kelly Faces A Sentence Of 25+ Years According To Prosecutors: “He Lured Young Girls And Boys.”
R.Kelly will spend the rest of his life in prison, and federal prosecutors are reportedly pushing for this to become fact. Kelly has been accused of child pornography and sexual deviances for decades, and he was found guilty of related offenses, including sex trafficking, in September of last year. His sentencing is coming up in a few weeks, and prosecutors want him to get at least 25 years in prison.
Kelly’s lawyers asked for a sentence of 14 to 17.5 years in prison at the end of May, according to sources. For their equivalents, this is insufficient. According to reports, the prosecution believes R. Kelly poses a public safety danger if he is granted his lawyers’ plea for time to see freedom. Kelly’s alleged sex offenses were carried out with the assistance of a group of persons, including Kelly’s employees, who did not turn him over to authorities.
The Prosecutors Speak On R.Kelly’s Offfenses
“With the aid of his inner circle and over a period of decades, the defendant preyed upon children and young women for his own sexual gratification,” federal prosecutors stated in a memorandum according to Law & Crime. “He lured young girls and boys into his orbit, often through empty or conditioned promises of assistance in developing a career in the entertainment industry or simply by playing into the minors’ understandable desire to meet and spend time with a popular celebrity.”
“In order to carry out his many crimes, the defendant relied upon his fame, money and popularity as an R&B recording star and used the large network of people his status afforded him including his business managers, security guards and bouncers, runners, lawyers, accountants, and assistants to both carry out and conceal his crimes,” they said. “He continued his crimes and avoided punishment for them for almost 30 years and must now be held to account.”
R. Kelly will find out his fate on June 29. He has another trial in Chicago coming up soon, and sources claim that while incarcerated, the singer has made acquaintances on the inside, including the shooter who wreaked havoc on a New York City subway a few months ago.
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