merican singer-songwriter, Robert Sylvester Kelly, popularly known as R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports R. Kelly, 55, was sentenced on Wednesday by US District Judge Ann Donnelly after he was found guilty of charges related to sex trafficking.
R. Kelly’s 30-year sentence was the end of a long downfall for the former R&B superstar. He was convicted last September in New York of racketeering and violating a sex trafficking law known as the Mann Act.
He had faced years of allegations and the judge on Wednesday said he had an “indifference to human suffering”.
Ahead of his sentencing, a handful of women took the stand to confront Kelly.
Meanwhile, lawyers for the singer have said they will appeal the ruling.