A Chicago jury found R. Kelly guilty in a child pornography case on Wednesday (September 14).
According to multiple reports, R. Kelly was convicted on three counts of producing child pornography and three counts of coercing minors into criminal sexual activity. The jury acquitted him of obstruction of justice after prosecutors accused him of rigging his sex crimes trial in 2008.
R. Kelly was found guilty of six of the 13 counts in his indictment. Jurors deliberated for over two days before reaching their verdict.
Prosecutors showed the jury three clips of R. Kelly abusing a girl identified as “Jane.” One of the videos came from the infamous sex tape involved in his 2008 trial.
“Jane” didn’t testify against R. Kelly in 2008, but she took the stand in 2022. She confirmed it was her in the videotapes and detailed countless times when R. Kelly sexually abused her as a minor.
Three other women testified against R. Kelly, recalling their own experiences of sexual abuse. The disgraced singer didn’t testify.
R. Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison for each count of child pornography. He’s already serving 30 years in prison following his 2021 conviction for sex trafficking and racketeering.