R&B Superstar R. Kelly Convicted in Sex Trafficking Trial

A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty of racketeering on their second day of deliberations.

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REMOVES REFERENCE TO R. KELLY - Paralegals arrive at the Brooklyn Federal Court House on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)
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NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty of racketeering on their second day of deliberations. The charges were based on an argument that the entourage of managers and aides…

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