Sept. 14 (UPI) — A federal jury in Chicago has convicted R&B singer R. Kelly on infant pornography costs for videotaping himself sexually abusing his 14-12 months-old goddaughter and 4 different minors.

Jurors deliberated for eleven hours and found Kelly guilty Wednesday on six out of thirteen counts of sexual exploitation and enticement of a minor. Kelly became convicted on three of 4 counts of manufacturing of baby pornography and 3 of 5 counts of enticement of a minor to have interaction in crook sexual interest.

The fifty five-year-vintage singer changed into acquitted of obstruction of justice associated with an alleged conspiracy, with two associates, to cover video evidence all through a trial in 2008. Both co-defendants, Milton Brown and Derrel McDavid, were acquitted on all costs towards them.

That is the second one responsible verdict for Kelly, who become convicted final 12 months in the big apple on fees of federal racketeering and intercourse trafficking. He’s presently serving a 30-12 months prison time period in that case.

On Wednesday, U.S. Legal professional John Lausch advised reporters Kelly could face 10 to ninety years in jail for his modern convictions and that prosecutors will request both sentences be served consecutively.

“while we’ve instances in which defendants are convicted of committing bad acts against different people, and it’s separate and aside from different horrific acts that he dedicated in opposition to other individuals, we’re soliciting for that sentence to be consecutive,” Lausch said.

Kelly, whose prison call is Robert Sylvester Kelly, turned into attempted in Chicago in 2008 and became acquitted on 14 counts of manufacturing baby pornography. A video from that trial have become a key piece of proof in his new trial.

5 ladies, along with Kelly’s goddaughter “Jane,” accused Kelly of sexually abusing them once they had been ladies. Whilst “Jane” denied that Kelly abused her in his 2008 infant pornography trial, she identified herself as the person inside the videotape and testified on this trial that Kelly intimidated her and her circle of relatives and paid them off to keep the abuse mystery.

At some point of the trial, “Jane” testified that Kelly abused her “innumerable” times whilst she turned into a minor at his domestic, his recording studio, on tour buses and in inn rooms. “Jane” additionally testified that she determined to come back forward after she became “exhausted with residing together with his lies.”

In the course of remaining arguments Monday, Assistant legal professional Elizabeth Pozolo reminded jurors, “you have visible the tapes. You have visible what Kelly did to Jane.”

“Robert Kelly abused many ladies over a few years. He devoted horrible crimes towards kids,” Pozolo stated. “The hidden facet of Robert Kelly has come to light. The reality has pop out.”

In her ultimate argument Tuesday, Kelly’s legal professional, Jennifer Bonjean, argued “Jane’s” parents lied about and condoned Kelly’s abuse.

“it is an inconvenient truth for the authorities,” Bonjean stated. “Lives are complex, and for all the fist pounding and the outrage, that circle of relatives decided that they had to stay with at that time.”

Bonjean said she is thinking about filing an enchantment, announcing prosecutors had overblown their case during the 5-week trial in opposition to Kelly.

“If this jury concluded that he became guilty on the primary three counts, could they care sufficient to do not forget the proof at the relaxation?” Bonjean said outdoor the court docket following the verdict. “and that they demonstrated that they did. They did their job. They checked out every rely separately.”

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