New York City’s CBS News affiliate reports:
R. Kelly has been found guilty on all counts following a trial in New York City. He faced nine charges including racketeering and eight violations of the Mann Act involving two women. The Mann Act makes it illegal to transport anyone across state lines for any immoral purpose.
Jurors began deliberations last Friday after hearing six weeks of testimony from 50 witnesses, including 45 for the prosecution.
Prosecutors argued the witnesses and evidence show Kelly ran an enterprise of assistants, bodyguards and others, all used “to target, groom and exploit girls, boys and young women for his own sexual gratification.”
BREAKING: After 9 hours of deliberation, jury finds R. Kelly guilty on all counts. Sentencing is set for May 2022. @CourthouseNews
— nina pullano (@NinaPullano) September 27, 2021
BREAKING: R. Kelly found guilty on all counts in federal racketeering and sex trafficking case.
— Complex (@Complex) September 27, 2021
R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial after decades of allegations about sexual misconduct with minors. https://t.co/NLlVOBqKE3
— ABC News (@ABC) September 27, 2021
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) September 27, 2021