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September 15, 2022, 3:20 AM

R. Kelly convicted in child porn trial

A federal jury in convicted R. Kelly on child pornography charges for making videos of himself sexually abusing a teen decades ago following Kelly being convicted last year.
September 15, 2022, 3:20 AM
R. Kelly convicted in child porn trial
September 15, 2022, 1:12 AM

R. Kelly convicted of child porn, enticing girls for sex

A federal jury in Chicago convicted R. Kelly on Wednesday of producing child pornography and enticing girls for sex after a monthlong trial in his hometown
September 15, 2022, 1:12 AM
September 15, 2022, 12:29 AM

R. Kelly found guilty on child pornography and sex abuse charges in Chicago federal trial

The disgraced singer is already serving a 30-year prison sentence over charges in a New York sex trafficking case.
September 15, 2022, 12:29 AM
R. Kelly found guilty on child pornography, sex abuse charges in federal trial
September 14, 2022, 10:25 PM

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex offender

R&B superstar R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have long been shadowed by allegations that he sexually abused women and children
September 14, 2022, 10:25 PM
R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker
September 13, 2022, 11:31 PM

Jury gets R. Kelly's child pornography and trial-fixing case

Jurors have begun deliberating in R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago on charges accusing him of making child pornography and rigging his 2008 child porn trial
September 13, 2022, 11:31 PM
R. Kelly lawyer to deliver closing before jurors deliberate
September 13, 2022, 1:07 AM

Prosecutor: R. Kelly 'degraded' girl for his 'sick pleasure'

A prosecutor has described R. Kelly as a sexual predator who parlayed his fame to abuse minors
September 13, 2022, 1:07 AM
September 9, 2022, 11:30 PM

Defense rests at R. Kelly trial on trial-fixing charges

The defense for R. Kelly and two co-defendants has rested at the R&B singer’s trial on charges of trial-fixing, child pornography and enticing minors for sex
September 9, 2022, 11:30 PM
1 month ago

R. Kelly's lawyers start defense; he says he won't testify

R. Kelly’s lawyers began mounting a defense Thursday in Chicago against federal charges of child pornography, enticement of minors for sex and fixing his 2008 state trial, with an initial witness contending the singer was himself a victim of blackmail
1 month ago
1 month ago

Prosecutors rest in R. Kelly’s trial-fixing, child porn case

Prosecutors have rested at R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago after presenting two weeks of evidence in a bid to prove charges that accuse the singer of enticing underage girls for sex and producing child pornography
1 month ago
Prosecutors rest in R. Kelly's trial-fixing, child porn case
1 month ago

2 more R. Kelly accusers testify at trial in Chicago

Two more accusers have taken the witness stand at R. Kelly’s child pornography and solicitation of minors trial in federal court in Chicago
1 month ago
2 months ago

R Kelly jury picked in child pornography, trial-fixing case

A federal jury has been impaneled R. Kelly’s to decide multiple charges against the R&B singer, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued about whether the government improperly sought to keep some Blacks from the jury
2 months ago
2 months ago

R. Kelly trial begins Monday

Singer R. Kelly faces child pornography and obstruction of justice charges in Chicago.
2 months ago
R. Kelly trial begins Monday
2 months ago

R. Kelly faces another federal trial, with accusers expected to testify

R. Kelly is facing federal child pornography and obstruction charges as jury selection begins Monday in his trial in his hometown of Chicago.
2 months ago
R. Kelly faces another federal trial, with accusers expected to testify
2 months ago

R Kelly accuser to give key testimony on trial-fixing charge

R. Kelly’s federal trial that starts Monday in Chicago is in many ways a do-over of his child pornography trial in 2008 in state court
2 months ago
3 months ago

R. Kelly suing Brooklyn jail for putting him on suicide watch

The convicted sex offender and R&B singer alleges that officials know he is not suicidal.
3 months ago
R. Kelly suing Brooklyn jail for putting him on suicide watch
3 months ago

ABC News Live: R. Kelly sentenced in sex trafficking case

Plus, the latest on Tuesday's Jan. 6 committee hearing and a very famous 3-year-old gets a COVID-19 vaccine.
3 months ago
ABC News Live: R. Kelly sentenced in sex trafficking case
3 months ago

R. Kelly accuser says 'this has been happening for so long'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Lizzette Martinez, one of R. Kelly's accusers, on her reaction to his 30-year prison sentence and her journey to healing.
3 months ago
R. Kelly accuser says 'this has been happening for so long'
3 months ago

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking, racketeering

Singer R. Kelly appeared Wednesday before a judge in a Brooklyn federal court for sentencing for racketeering and bribery.
3 months ago
R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking
3 months ago

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking

R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday in a sex trafficking case.
3 months ago
R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking
3 months ago

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking

Federal prosecutors were seeking a sentence "in excess of 25 years" for sex trafficking, racketeering and bribery.
3 months ago
R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking
3 months ago

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison

Musician R. Kelly was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in prison.
3 months ago
R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison
3 months ago

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

R. Kelly is being sentenced in a sex trafficking case.
3 months ago
R&B hitmaker R. Kelly due in court for sex abuse sentencing
3 months ago

R. Kelly faces sentencing day in sex trafficking case

Singer R. Kelly was convicted for racketeering and other charges in connection with recruiting women and children for sex and could face life in prison.
3 months ago
R. Kelly faces sentencing day in sex trafficking case
3 months ago

R. Kelly faces sentencing, could spend rest of life in prison

Singer R. Kelly will appear today before a judge in a Brooklyn federal court for sentencing for racketeering and bribery. He could face life in prison.
3 months ago
R. Kelly faces sentencing, could spend rest of life in prison
4 months ago

Prosecutors: R. Kelly should get at least 25 years in prison

Prosecutors say R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” deserves at least 25 years behind bars for sexually abusing women and girls
4 months ago
1 year ago

R. Kelly accuser, documentary producer speak out after guilty verdict: 'These women are like heroes'

One of Kelly'saccusers and the "Surviving R. Kelly" producer discuss how they felt after the singer was found guilty on all counts of sex trafficking and racketeering.
1 year ago
R. Kelly accuser reacts to guilty verdict
1 year ago

Federal Jury finds R. Kelly guilty on all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking

Attorney Terri Austin discusses the R. Kelly trial and the swift verdict.
1 year ago
Federal Jury finds R. Kelly guilty on all counts of racketeering and sex trafficking
1 year ago

R. Kelly found guilty on all counts in sex-trafficking trial, faces life in prison

A federal jury of seven men and five women found the R&B singer guilty of all nine counts that included racketeering and sex trafficking charges. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
1 year ago
R. Kelly found guilty on all counts in sex-trafficking trial, faces life in prison
1 year ago

R. Kelly accuser speaks out about singer's guilty verdict

Lisa Van Allen, who testified against the R&B star, and Tamra Simmons, an executive producer of the docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” discuss their reactions to the musician’s guilty verdict.
1 year ago
R. Kelly accuser speaks out about singer's guilty verdict
1 year ago

R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

The R&B superstar was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking charges after years of accusations that he used his fame and influence to prey on and abuse minors.
1 year ago
R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial
1 year ago

R. Kelly faces possible life sentence after guilty verdict

ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams discusses the R&B singer’s trial and possible sentencing after being found guilty on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.
1 year ago
R. Kelly faces possible life sentence after guilty verdict
1 year ago

After R. Kelly conviction, some find it 'too difficult' to separate behavior from art

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News contributor and radio host Mike Muse on the impact superstar R. Kelly's conviction for sex trafficking and racketeering may have on the music industry.
1 year ago
After R. Kelly conviction, some find it 'too difficult' to separate behavior from art
1 year ago

R. Kelly found guilty on all counts

The Brooklyn jury took about nine hours to deliberate. The singer faces decades in prison for eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering.
1 year ago
R. Kelly found guilty on all counts
1 year ago

R. Kelly’s former bodyguard: This is ‘like a Greek tragedy’

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with R. Kelly's childhood friend and former bodyguard Gem Pratts on the singer's conviction for sex trafficking and racketeering.
1 year ago
R. Kelly’s former bodyguard: This is ‘like a Greek tragedy’
1 year ago

ABC News Live: R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court

Plus, the Senate infrastructure vote was pushed back and President Joe Biden praised boosters.
1 year ago
ABC News Live: R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court
1 year ago

R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court

R. Kelly was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children.
1 year ago
R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court
1 year ago

R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty.
1 year ago
R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial
1 year ago

Facebook is 'pausing' development of Instagram Kids amid mounting backlash

Lawmakers are calling on Facebook to completely abandon the project.
1 year ago
Facebook is 'pausing' development of Instagram Kids
1 year ago

Jury deliberations in R. Kelly trial

Lawyer Terri Austin talks about how the documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” could play a role in the R. Kelly trial.
1 year ago
Jury deliberations in R. Kelly trial
1 year ago

Singer R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking

The R&B star was found guilty after the jury deliberated for two days. Kelly could be sent to prison for 10 or more years at his sentencing.
1 year ago
Singer R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking
1 year ago

Jury deliberations to resume Monday in R. Kelly trial

Prosecutors are arguing that R. Kelly was the central figure of an enterprise used to recruit women and girls to engage in illicit sexual activity for nearly 30 years.
1 year ago
Jury deliberations to resume Monday in R. Kelly trial
1 year ago

Why racketeering is hard to prove in R. Kelly case

ABC News’ Juju Chang speaks with legal expert Bernarda Villalona about the sex trafficking and racketeering case against R. Kelly as the jury decides his fate.
1 year ago
Why racketeering is hard to prove in R. Kelly case
1 year ago

R. Kelly fate now in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands after weeks of lurid testimony in a sexual misconduct trial
1 year ago
R. Kelly’s fate now in jury’s hands after weeks of testimony
1 year ago

R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

A prosecutor in closing arguments at the sex-trafficking trial of R. Kelly has asked jurors to make the R&B superstar “pay” for his alleged sex crimes
1 year ago
1 year ago

R Kelly prosecutors rest; defense calls on singer's allies

Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail
1 year ago
1 year ago

R. Kelly’s former executive assistant speaks out about working for the R&B singer

Diana Copeland, who testified in the criminal trial for Kelly, says that while she didn’t witness any of the alleged abuse he’s accused of, that “does not negate anybody else’s experience.”
1 year ago
R. Kelly’s former executive assistant speaks out about working for the R&B singer
1 year ago

R. Kelly’s guilt for sexual abuse essentially a ‘done deal:’ Legal analyst

ABC News contributor Brian Buckmire reports on the latest disturbing testimony in the sexual abuse trial of superstar R. Kelly.
1 year ago
R. Kelly’s guilt for sexual abuse essentially a ‘done deal:’ Legal analyst
1 year ago

R. Kelly’s executive assistant speaks out about sex trafficking charges

Diana Copeland says she doesn’t think she did anything wrong and that she can only control her own actions.
1 year ago
R. Kelly’s executive assistant speaks out about sex trafficking charges
1 year ago

Breaking down the case against R. Kelly as his former assistant speaks out

R. Kelly's longtime assistant, Diana Copeland, opened up about the singer’s multiple live-in girlfriends.
1 year ago
Breaking down the case against R. Kelly as his former assistant speaks out
1 year ago

R. Kelly's executive assistant breaks her silence

Diana Copeland, who testified in the criminal trial against Kelly, tells “GMA” exclusively about her experience working for the R&B singer.
1 year ago
R. Kelly's executive assistant breaks her silence