For more than two decades singer, and child rapist “Robert Sylvester Kelly” aka and best known as “R. Kelly” was found guilty of charges accusing him of sexually abusing girls, women and boys. His being sent to prison is something which should not have taken this long considering when most of his crimes started in the 1990’s and we all knew then he was into young girls. He married Aaliyah (1994–1995) when she was a minor if we remember folks so this shouldn’t shock anyone that this is who Robert Kelly is. So it’s about time they found this scumbag guilty and threw the book on him. He’s a disgusting person, and now he was placed on suicide watch because it’s finally dawned on him that he’s done as a celebrity, and will spend a lot of his remaining life behind bars where he belongs. All pedophiles belong in prison period, and to never be allowed to see the sun again as far as I’m concerned.
On Oct. 2021, Steve Greenberg, who represents the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, revealed that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons placed the vocalist on suicide watch, which is common practice for federal prisons to be able to observe the emotional well-being of recently convicted prisoners. Greenberg said his client never expressed any desire to actually harm himself and the provision has since been lifted.
As previously reported a month ago in September 2021, Kelly was convicted of one count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, kidnapping and sex trafficking charges. Additionally, he was also convicted of eight counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law that makes it illegal to move anyone across state lines “for any immoral purpose.” The disgraced singer’s sentencing is set for May 4, 2022, where he potentially faces 10 years to life in prison.
However, Kelly’s legal problems are far from over. On Wednesday (Oct. 20), U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber announced that the singer is will stand trial on Aug. 1 in his home state of Illinois. Kelly is facing obstruction of justice and child pornography charges following allegations that he videotaped his sexual rendezvous with multiple women — while they were underage. According to the 2019 indictment, the Grammy award-winning musician was accused of settling claims and bribing people with money and gifts in an attempt to obtain all copies of the sex tapes before investigators.
Kelly’s 14-year-old goddaughter is allegedly on one of the tapes. She will possibly take the stand to testify years after she initially refused to share her testimony when the singer faced child pornography charges nearly two decades ago. The “Step In The Name of Love” vocalist reportedly paid the parents of the young girl to prevent her from speaking up at the trial and flew them out of the United States so authorities would not be able to interrogate them.