R Kelly convicted of racketeering in sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn 4 weeks ago

R Kelly convicted of racketeering in sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn

The R&B singer still faces charges in both Illinois and Minnesota.

R Kelly has been convicted by a federal jury of racketeering in his sex trafficking trial in Brooklyn in the United States.

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Jurors deliberated for slightly over a day before voting to convict Kelly on all nine counts he faced.

The trial began on 18 August, however, deliberations by the jury consisting of seven men and five women only began on Friday.

The 'I Believe I Can Fly' singer pleaded not guilty to a racketeering charge during the trial.

He also pleased not guilty to eight counts of violating a federal law making it illegal to transport people across state lines for prostitution.

Jurors have heard testimony from dozens of women throughout the trail which has gone on for over a month.

The R&B singer has been accused of exploiting multiple women and girls over the past quarter-century and still faces sex-related charges in both Illinois and Minnesota.