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YouTube pulls R-Kelly’s channels after sex trafficking conviction

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Singer R. Kelly looks down as he walks after arrived at the Cook County Criminal Court Building for his child pornography trial Friday, June 13, 2008 in Chicago.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

YouTube removed two channels linked to R.Kelly after he was found guilty on all counts in federal sex-trafficking trial last week.

The singer used his status to lure underage women and children over 20 years, a jury found.

The singer will no longer be able to create any new channels on the platform, but his music will still stay up.

Why is that the case?

His tracks will stay on the audio-streaming service.

R. Kelly is due to be sentenced in May next year and could spend the rest of his life in prison.

The MuteRKelly campaign, which want’s all of the singers music removed has called on the major platforms to follow YouTube’s lead on this.

After two days of discussion, the jury found the singer guilty on all nine charges he was facing.