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Despite years of allegations of sexual misbehavior, American musician R. Kelly had long avoided jail time. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering and other offenses.

Additionally, according to the prosecution, he utilized his fame and fortune to seduce young girls and boys as well as ladies for sex.

With his Brooklyn sentencing, Mr. Kelly, 55, completes a remarkable descent from being the king of R&B and a blockbuster hitmaker to an ostracized performer with a marred artistic legacy.

It should be remembered that the disgraced musician was found guilty in 2021 of decades-long sexual abuse of women, boys, and girls.

R&B singer Aaliyah, whom Kelly illegally married in a Chicago hotel room in 1994 when she was 15 years old, was one of his victims.

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