A federal jury indicted singer R. Kelly on Monday in his sex-trafficking trial, with prosecutors accusing the R&B singer of using his stardom to lure women and underage girls to have sex with them.
Jurors in Brooklyn federal court deliberated for more than a day, before voting to convict Kelly, 54, on the nine charges against him.
Kelly’s lawyer expressed to reporters the defense team’s frustration. “I am confident that we will appeal the ruling,” he said.
Kelly faces a mandatory sentence of at least ten years behind bars and may be imprisoned for life when he is sentenced on May 4, 2022.