Musician R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual abuse of women and girls

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American singer R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison, nine months after being found guilty of running a scheme for the sexual abuse of women and children.

In September of last year, a New York jury convicted the 55-year-old musician on one count of racketeering and eight more of sex trafficking.

The R&B star, born in Chicago as Robert Sylvester Kelly, has already spent close to three years behind bars.

During the trial he was confronted by the victims who accused him of sexual abuse over decades. He also faces criminal charges in three other cases that are still unsolved.

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Musician R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual abuse of women and girls