R&B singer R Kelly has officially been convicted in the sex trial he is currently undergoing as on the second day of deliberations a Jury consisting of 5 women and 7 men decided he was guilty of Racketeering offences.
According to the prosecution, the charges involved the entertainer’s management team working as assistants for him to meet girls, who he would perform sadistic and perverse acts on when underaged.
Over the years the singer has been subject to the horrific allegations and was first arrested in 2002 when he was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl and urinating on her whilst making a home video of the act which was said to be shown to the jurors at the time. He was later acquitted of the charges in the year 2008.
He was also accused of several other instances including forcing a teenage boy to join sex with him and a girl that was staying at his home, as well as drugging a female at his studio in Chicago and proceeding to assault her while she was out cold.
R Kelly was also said to have gotten married to the late R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994 when she was just 15 under fake circumstances out of fear that he had gotten her pregnant at the time.
For this trial, Attorney at law Maria Cruz said that Kelly used every trick he could on his victims to keep them quiet including making them signing a nondisclosure agreement. It is said that the entertainer, in punishment of one girl, shot a video with faeces smeared over her face in embarrassment.
Some of the victims even said that they feared the entertainer would use the home videos of them he made to shame them so they kept silent while others say that he would keep a gun at his bedside to force them into oral sex.
R Kelly was said to also have given orders for his accusers to call him “daddy” once he makes an entrance into the room, telling them to only cheer him while playing basketball.
He was also said to knowingly have given his victims the herpes STD.
The entertainer has so far maintained that he is innocent, by pleading not guilty to the charges laid against him in Brooklyn as well as those in Illinois and Minnesota.