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R. Kelly’s appeal against the assault conviction was rejected

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A court in the United States has rejected the appeal from the artist R. Kelly, who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for assaulting minors. Photo: AP / NTB

Of NTB | 27.04.2024 12:42:22

Crime and justice: R. Kelly was sentenced last February to 20 years in prison, but his lawyers argued that the case was time-barred before it came to trial. This was rejected by a federal appeals court on Friday.

– Robert Sylvester Kelly abused underage girls for years. Through a complex system, he ensured the silence of the victims and therefore avoided the consequences for a long time, the court ruling states.

He thought that by delaying the process he would avoid prosecution, but that is not the case. The verdict is upheld, it says.

56-year-old Kelly is currently serving a sentence of 30 years in prison for violence and human trafficking.

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