R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in jail

US singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sex charges.

In September, a jury in New York convicted the R&B artist, 55, of racketeering and sex trafficking crimes committed over three decades in the music industry.

The Chicago native – whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly – has already spent close to three years behind bars.

He currently faces separate criminal charges in three other cases.

The disgraced singer was in the federal courthouse Wednesday in Brooklyn when Judge Ann M. Donnelly announced his sentence … bringing a close to one of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s highest-profile criminal prosecutions in years.

Kelly’s known he could get 10 years to life since he was convicted last September on all 9 counts. He declined to give a statement during sentencing.

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