R Kelly To Be Sentenced Today. Lawyer Blames Childhood Sexual Abuse by His Sister for His “Hypersexuality Sentencing is scheduled today (Wednesday) in the R.Kelly case. He faces up to 25 years in prison. His attorney is asking for 10 years. His lawyer is asking for a lenient sentence because of the repeated sexual abuse he endured from his sister when he was a child. In newly unsealed court documents his lawyer stated the abuse led to his ‘hypersexual’ behavior. He was convicted in a Brooklyn court of nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering charges back in September. How much time do you think R.Kelly will receive?
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)