R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago in September 2019. Photo: Chicago Tribune via AP
R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago in September 2019. Photo: Chicago Tribune via AP

R&B star R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years for sex crimes

  • The singer was earlier convicted of leading a decades-long effort to recruit and trap teenagers and women for sex
  • The case is widely seen as a milestone for the #MeToo movement: it was the first big sex abuse trial where most of the accusers were black women

R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago in September 2019. Photo: Chicago Tribune via AP
R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago in September 2019. Photo: Chicago Tribune via AP
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