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Singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking

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Juíza distrital afirmou que provas do processo deixaram clara a “indiferença de Kelly ao sofrimento humano”
District judge stated that evidence from the trial made clear Kelly’s “indifference to human suffering”| Photo: EFE/Paul Buck

American singer R. Kelly, from 29 years, was sentenced to 30 years in prison this Wednesday (19) for extortion and sex trafficking. The singer had already been found guilty in a trial that ended in September last year in New York and was awaiting his sentence.

District Judge Ann Donnelly said, according to statements reproduced by Reuters, that the evidence indicates Kelly’s “indifference to human suffering” and “sheer brutality”. in his behavior with the victims.

“This case is not about sex. It’s about violence, cruelty and control. You left a trail of destroyed lives”, said Donnelly.

In August, Kelly will stand trial in another federal court in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges. He also responds to lawsuits in Illinois and Minnesota state courts.

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