In court documents, federal prosecutors stated that Kelly “preyed upon children” for decades and poses a risk.
“[W]ith the aid of his inner circle and over a period of decades, the defendant preyed upon children and young women for his own sexual gratification,” federal prosecutors stated in a memorandum according to Law & Crime. “He lured young girls and boys into his orbit, often through empty or conditioned promises of assistance in developing a career in the entertainment industry or simply by playing into the minors’ understandable desire to meet and spend time with a popular celebrity.”
“In order to carry out his many crimes, the defendant relied upon his fame, money and popularity as an R&B recording star and used the large network of people his status afforded him – including his business managers, security guards and bouncers, runners, lawyers, accountants, and assistants – to both carry out and conceal his crimes,” they added. “He continued his crimes and avoided punishment for them for almost 30 years and must now be held to account.”
Kelly will reportedly learn his fate on June 29. He has another trial quickly approaching in Chicago and while incarcerated, reports have stated that the singer has made friends on the inside, including the shooter who caused destruction in a New York City subway months ago.