R. Kelly Deserves More Than 25 Years in Jail After Sex Trafficking Guilty Verdict, Prosecutors Say

The federal prosecutors want the RnB singer and convicted sex offender, who uses his fame to ‘prey’ on young women, to stay behind bars for over two decades ‘to protect the public.’

AceShowbizR. Kelly would likely spend over two decades behind bars. Federal prosecutors want the “I Believe I Can Fly” hitmaker to sit in prison for at least 25 years after he’s found guilty of sex trafficking.

According to Wednesday, June 8 filing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York wrote to the judge on the case, “In light of the seriousness of the offenses, the need for specific deterrence and the need to protect the public from further crimes of the defendant … the government respectfully submits that a sentence in excess of 25 years is warranted.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office continued to blast the convicted sex offender for “relying on his fame, money and popularity as an R&B recording star… to both carry and conceal his crimes” as he got immense help from his large network of associates. The statement further read, “He continued his crimes and avoided punishment for them for almost 30 years and must now be held to account.”

The 31-page filing went on to detail the “callous disregard” Kelly showed his victims during his decades of abuse and sexual exploitation. It also warned that the 55-year-old “is unlikely to be deterred from further sexually abusing and exploiting children and others.”

The feds also claimed that Kelly has shown “no remorse for any of his conduct.” They noted, “Indeed, the defendant’s decades of crime appear to have been fueled by narcissism and a belief that his musical talent absolved him of any need to conform his conduct, no matter how predatory, harmful, humiliating or abuse to other, to the strictures of the law.”

Kelly was found guilty of sexually abusing women, boys and girls for decades in September 2021. The disgraced musician was convicted of all nine counts against him in the sex trafficking trial.

Kelly repeatedly denied any allegations against him. Of the guilty verdict, his lawyer said that Kelly was shocked. The attorney also slammed prosecutors as saying, “You didn’t get to see what we saw in terms of the discovery. You didn’t get to see all the inconsistencies. We said in our summation that the government cherry-picked their version that they thought would support the continuation of the narrative.”

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