R Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison

American singer R Kelly was on Wednesday sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing women, girls and boys.

US district judge Ann Donnelly imposed the sentence at the federal court in Brooklyn after hearing from survivors who attested to how Kelly’s exploitation destroyed their lives.

Last September, a jury in New York City found Kelly guilty of sex trafficking and racketeering, on all nine counts against him.

Kelly is scheduled to stand trial again in Chicago on Aug. 15, where he faces federal charges for producing child pornography and luring minors into sex acts.