Following a hearing on June 26, 2019, R&B artist R. Kelly departs the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago.
R&B artist R. Kelly received a 30-year jail term on Wednesday for leveraging his stardom to sexually assault teenage followers.
R&B artist R. Kelly received a 30-year jail term on Wednesday, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York said.
R. Kelly and his lawyer Jennifer Bonjean are seen in this court drawing during R. Kelly's sentence hearing on June 29, 2022, in federal court in New York.
R. Kelly, an American musician, was found guilty nine months ago of orchestrating a system for the sex abuse of women and children. He was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Wednesday.
However, his defence team contended that he was no longer "a menace to the public" and only deserved the mandatory minimum of 10 years in jail.
On February 8, 2002, R. Kelly, a singer, gave a performance during the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony in Salt Lake City.
More than 20 years after initially being accused of sexual misconduct, the singer R Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Wednesday.
He was later arrested in July 2019 and charged with sex trafficking offences, including child abuse images and obstruction of justice.
On Monday in New York's federal district court in Brooklyn, a male witness takes the stand in R Kelly's sex assault trial.