R. Kelly’s legal issue kept getting worse despite the best efforts of both he and his devoted supporters. However, federal prosecutors are now claiming that R. Kelly is a “sadistic serial sexual predator” and are attempting to get R. Kelly to spend the rest of his life in prison.
The Associated Press reports that the U.S. attorneys in charge of Kelly’s 2022 conviction in Chicago on child pornography and enticement charges have proposed a preferred sentence of 25 years for the offenses, which they admit is longer than the suggested sentence by sentencing guidelines. R. Kelly is currently serving a 30-year sentence after being found guilty of similar charges in New York in 2021, and the government has also stated that they would like for his sentence in the Chicago case to start only after he has finished serving that sentence.
Kelly was referred to as “a serial sexual predator” who hasn’t expressed regret for his “sadistic” actions in the sentencing recommendation, which was submitted to the U.S. District Court on Thursday. According to the prosecution, Kelly “poses a serious danger to society.”
“The only way to ensure Kelly does not reoffend is to impose a sentence that will keep him in prison for the rest of his life.”
Jennifer Bonjean, R. Kelly’s lawyer, has responded by asking for her client to receive a 10-year sentence to run in parallel with his New York sentence. The 56-year-old musician is already unlikely to survive his sentence, she said, given that inmates’ average life expectancy is 64.
The U.S. Attorney’s office’s tough suggestion, according to Bonjean, was motivated by race, she continued, citing the large number of white celebrities who haven’t even been prosecuted despite having the same accusations made against them.
Prosecutors, however, insisted that they thought it was appropriate to add an additional 25 years to Kelly’s already lengthy current sentence because of “the egregiousness of Kelly’s conduct” and his “intentional and prolific” abuse of minors. Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get more updates regarding the ongoing case.
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