In breaking news, singer R. Kelly has been found guilty in his sex trafficking case.
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A New York jury, who begun deliberations on Friday, returned this afternoon with a guilty verdict – convicting the disgraced performer of a decades-long scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex.
UPDATE: Kelly was declared guilty on all nine counts in the racketeering case.
According to AP, accusers testified that Kelly sexually assaulted young women, videotaped a woman wiping feces on her face as punishment for not following his rules, and knowingly transmitted STDs (including herpes) to multiple people without informing them of his status.
In closing statements, federal prosecutor Elizabeth Geddes branded the singer a predator and stressed that Kelly leveraged his fame towards taking advantage of underage girls and boys, as well as young women.
More as it becomes available.