R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Sex Crimes Case R.Kelly has just been sentenced to 30 years behind bars in federal prison for 9 federal charges including human trafficking. He did not make a statement during sentencing. The victims held hands while the sentence was read and Kelly had no apparent reaction. He is still facing other charges in Illinois and Minnesota.
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A federal judge in New York City has denied bail to the R&B singer his sex-abuse case. Kelly didn’t attend the hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 2, on a defense motion asking for his release on bond. (Antonio Perez/ via AP Pool, File)