The disgraced musician was found guilty of using child pornography and seducing children.
In a federal trial held in Chicago, R. Kelly was found guilty of crimes related to child pornography.
The disgraced musician was found guilty of three charges of child pornography and three counts of luring children for sex, according to CBS News. The 55-year-old was cleared of seven other allegations, including conspiracy to obtain child pornography and obstructing the course of justice. Milton “June” Brown, a former assistant, and Darrell McDavid, a co-defendant and former accomplice, were cleared of all charges.
The accusations came from the Chicago state trial, where he was cleared in 2008. Kelly faced 21 counts of producing movies that contained child sex abuse in 2002. One recording’s validity was confirmed by the police and FBI, but a jury in 2008 was unable to establish that the individual on the recording was a minor, therefore Kelly was freed. McDavid and Brown, his co-defendants, were charged with manipulating the 2008 state trial by intimidating and bribing witnesses.
Kelly has been found guilty twice so far this year. He was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking in New York in June and given a 30-year sentence.