On Wednesday, R. Kelly was convicted in Illinois of federal child pornography charges for filming himself sexually abusing his 14-year-old goddaughter in the 1990s.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Kelly, 56, and his co-defendants, Milton Brown and Derrel McDavid, were acquitted of obstructing Kelly’s 2002 child pornography trial in Cook County. Kelly was also found guilty of three out of five counts regarding enticing a minor.
The video that led to Kelly’s conviction on Wednesday showed the singer sexually abusing a girl, identified as Jane, in the hot tub room of his former home.
In June, Kelly received a 30-year sentence in New York for operating a sex trafficking ring that victimized young women, girls, and boys. A total of 45 witnesses testified during the six-week trial — including five women who recounted how Kelly imprisoned them and sexually abused them when they were underage.
On the state level, Kelly is still facing 21 sex-related criminal charges in Cook County, Illinois. Last August, authorities in Minnesota charged Kelly with two counts of prostitution with a person younger than 18 in connection with an alleged 2001 incident.
It took the jury 11 hours to reach a verdict.
The Tribune reported that McDavid and Brown were also found not guilty of receiving child pornography and conspiring to receive child pornography.
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