Disgraced singer Robert Kelly was convicted on federal youngster pornography prices in Chicago on Wednesday.
Jurors deliberated for lower than 24 hours earlier than discovering him responsible after a monthlong trial.
Kelly was additionally convicted on intercourse trafficking and racketeering prices in New York in June. He was sentenced to 30 years in federal jail.
A Chicago jury acquitted Kelly on the state youngster p0rn prices in 2008. The costs had been re-filed in federal courtroom to keep away from double jeopardy.
Prosecutors stated Kelly urinated on and sexually abused his then-14-year-old goddaughter in a broadly seen intercourse tape in 2008. Nonetheless, his goddaughter, who’s now 37, initially denied being the woman within the video.
She modified her testimony throughout the 2nd trial, and admitted she was the woman within the video.
Kelly, 55, was accused of bribing the woman to vary her story to keep away from a conviction in 2008. Prosecutors say he videotaped himself having intercourse with a number of underage ladies.
He was convicted on six out of the 13 counts he confronted, based on CBS Chicago.
“Robert Kelly abused many ladies over a few years,” Assistant US Lawyer Elizabeth Pozolo advised the jurors.
“That youngster, who had no prior sexual experiences in her life, was compelled to put on that flooring whereas that man sitting proper over there urinated on her,” Pozolo stated. “That degrading act is without end captured on that video. That abuse is without end memorialized.”
“He dedicated horrible crimes towards youngsters… All these years later, the hidden facet of Robert Kelly has come out,” Pozolo stated throughout her closing arguments.