R. Kelly to serve 30-year jail term in North Carolina prison
RnB singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly, popularly known as R. Kelly, has been moved to a correctional centre located in North Carolina, the United States of America, where he is expected to serve his 30-year prison sentence in connection with multiple sexual offences.
He was moved to the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Caroline Wednesday last week from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, the US Federal Bureau of Prisons announced.
R. Kelly, in February 2023, was sentenced to one additional year in prison for his Chicago conviction of federal child pornography and child enticement charges.
This is in addition to the 30 years he’s already serving for a separate conviction out of New York.
In September, a federal jury in Chicago had convicted the singer of six-count charges of sexual abuse against three women.
The women had testified under the pseudonyms names Jane, Pauline, and Nia on video.
He was also acquitted by the jury of enticement charges involving two other accusers – Tracy and Brittany.
The singer was also acquitted of seven other charges, including obstruction of justice, accusing him and two associates of rigging his 2008 child pornography trial in Cook County.