How Has Long Has R. Kelly Been In Jail? R. Kelly, an American musician, has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for sexually abusing minors and women because of his celebrity status.
The 55-year-old R&B singer was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking in New York City last September.
On Wednesday, a judge claimed he displayed an “indifference to human pain” after years of accusations.
Lawyers for Robert Sylvester Kelly, the singer’s real name, said he intends to appeal.
Several women testified against Kelly before his sentencing.
According to a woman named Angela, several unnamed victims described the singer as a “Pied Piper” who “increased in depravity” with each new victim.
How Has Long Has R. Kelly Been In Jail?
He was taken into custody on nine counts: one for racketeering and the other eight for breaching the Mann Act on July 11th in Chicago, Ill.
For the past two and a half years, he’s been in prison.
The Mann Act makes it illegal to move people from one state to another for prostitution.
The musician was out walking his dog when he was brought into detention.
R.Kelly was additionally charged with 10 counts of severe criminal sexual abuse in late February 2019. After pleading not guilty, he was released on bail.
After failing to make child support payments to his ex-wife Andre totaling $161,000, R. Kelly was taken into custody in March 2019.
Publicist Darrell Johnson told reporters at the Richard J. Daley Center that he went to court trying to escape jail time by paying what he had, around $50,000 or $60,000.
After paying a total of $161,633, he was allowed to leave.
When The Sun-Times obtained a videotape of the musician abusing a young child, he was detained and later released on $750,000 bail.