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R. Kelly convicted on all charges in sex trafficking trial

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FILE – This photo from Wednesday June 26, 2019, shows R&B singer R. Kelly arriving at the Leighton Criminal Court in Chicago for arraignment on sex-related charges. Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday, July 23, 2021 asked a judge for permission to admit more evidence for which Kelly has not been charged, at his upcoming sex-trafficking trial in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

R&B singer R. Kelly has been found guilty on all charges in his sex trafficking trail.

The verdict came down on Monday after a jury of Seven men and five women deliberated for 9 hours over two days.

The jury found R. Kelly who’s government name is Robert Sylvester Kelly has been found guilty on one count of racketeering and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, which prohibits transporting people across state lines for prostitution.

Officials say Kelly used his fame and stardom to take advantage of the often underaged aged girls:

“This case is not about a celebrity who likes to party a lot,” Assistant US Attorney Maria Cruz Melendez said in her opening statement last month.

“This case is about a predator,” she said.

During the trials prosecutors showed how R. Kelly used his network of friends and some employees to recruit and help facilitate the sexual abuse of the underaged girls.

Several of his victims also testified to R. Kelly’s treatment of them.

R. Kelly now faces 10 years to life in prison.