On Monday, disgraced singer R. Kelly was found guilty of several charges stemming from two decades of rape and abuse allegations.
The 54-year-old was convicted of racketeering and 14 other crimes, including child sexual exploitation, bribery, kidnapping, and sex trafficking. He was also convicted of eight charges relating to violating the Mann Act, which prevents sex trafficking.
Following the verdict, Kelly's attorney Deveraux Cannick gave a statement to eager reporters outside the Brooklyn federal courthouse. While his client is "disappointed" with the ruling, Cannick said that the defense team planned to appeal the decision.
The "I Believe I Can Fly" vocalist and songwriter released a statement on his official Facebook page, thanking his supporters and letting them know he would continue to fight the charges.
"To all my fans and supporters, I love you all and thank you for all the support. Today's verdict was disappointing, and I will continue to prove my innocence and fight for my freedom," the post read.
Kelly is facing tens years to life in prison and will learn his fate on May 4th. However, the sentence will not put an end to his legal issues. Kelly is still facing sexual assault charges in Minnesota and his hometown Chicago.
His ex-wife, Drea Kelly, said that while her heart breaks for the couple's children, she is relieved that his victims have finally gotten justice.
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