R. Kelly Should Get At Least 25 Years in Prison, Say Prosecutors
R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem
I Believe I Can Fly,” deserves at least 25 years behind bars for sexually abusing women and girls,
prosecutors said in a memo filed Wednesday in advance of his sentencing later this month.
A New York City jury found Kelly guilty of racketeering and multiple other
counts last year at a sex-trafficking trial that was seen as a signature moment in the #MeToo movement.
Prosecutors alleged that the entourage of managers and aides
who helped Kelly meet girls — and keep them obedient — amounted to a criminal enterprise.
Several accusers testified in lurid detail during the trial,
alleging that Kelly subjected his victims to perverse and sadistic whims when they were underage.