R Kelly will face a second trial in August.
The 55-year-old singer is due to appear in court again for being in possession of child sexual abuse images.
His hearing scheduled for August 15 will be the second time he has faced allegations related to such footage, after he was acquitted in 2008 on similar charges.
Kelly – real name Robert Sylvester Kelly – has pleaded not guilty.
The move comes after the 90s R&B superstar was sentenced on Wednesday (29.06.22) to 30 years in prison by federal court in New York for organizing a scheme to lure and sexually exploit young singers budding and minor children.
One of his victims, identified only by her first name Sonja, hailed the “Bump n’ Grind” singer’s sentence as “perfect”.
She told the Los Angeles Times that she suffered years of bullying from people in the singer’s inner circle.
Sonja added: “I’ve been followed, I’ve been approached at networking events. It’s happened many times.”
She added that she immediately distanced herself from the person who spoke to her each time and disappeared “from the network for a few days.”
Sonja said of Kelly’s sentence, “Thirty years is perfect for me. I endured this for almost two decades. I’m very happy with the sentence. Very happy.”
Kelly was dubbed ‘the Pied Piper of R and B’ during his trial, as he faced several of his victims who detailed his ‘deplorable and inexplicable’ abuse in impact sentences before his sentencing .
The move follows his conviction last year by a jury on multiple counts of racketeering, corruption and forced labor.
The musician was also found guilty of violating the law against sex trafficking, the Mann Act.
At sentencing, Judge Ann Donnelly said Kelly used her “underlings” to “draw young fans into your orbit.”
The singer, who has denied all charges and plans to appeal his 30-year prison sentence, was found guilty of all nine charges against him after a six-week trial in Brooklyn.
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