R. Kelly was found guilty on all counts in his federal trial. He has yet to be sentenced for those 9 counts of sex crimes.

The jury came back with a verdict after deliberating on Friday afternoon. They had the weekend off, but came back on Monday with decision. Kelly is guilty of crimes including racketeering, sex crimes, human trafficking, obstruction of justice and kidnapping.

R. Kelly’s trial lasted just over a month after prosecutors called more witnesses than the defense. Kelly’s legal team only called five witnesses over a few days, but Kelly never took the stand himself.

The famous R&B singer was arrested just over 2 years ago in Chicago for multiple federal sex crimes in two states. A handful of Kelly’s former employees and associates took the stand during his trial to back up the charges of abuse against women, girls, and boys as well.

Dozens of witnesses were called by the prosecution and they poked holes in any defense that his team had. This defense included trying to invoke Martin Luther King Jr’s name into the situation.

We will continue monitoring this story here at Thirsty.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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