R Kelly could also be ordered to pay over £276,000 for remedy for one in all his victims



isgraced singer R Kelly could also be ordered to pay greater than $300,000 (£276,000) to one of many victims of his elaborate scheme to sexually exploit younger aspiring singers and underage youngsters.

A restitution order by US District Decide Ann Connelly, that’s nonetheless being finalised, is meant to cowl the price of remedy for the person’s herpes and psychotherapy.

The sufferer, who stays nameless, has accused the singer of giving her the sexually transmitted illness throughout one in all their encounters.

Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in jail in June, after being convicted on a number of counts of racketeering, regarding bribery and compelled labour, by a jury final yr.

Earlier this month he was additionally convicted of a number of youngster pornography and intercourse abuse expenses in his hometown of Chicago.

The Grammy winner was discovered responsible on three counts of kid pornography and three counts of kid enticement.

However the jury acquitted him on a fourth pornography rely in addition to a conspiracy to impede justice cost accusing him of fixing his state youngster pornography trial in 2008.

He appeared at Wednesday’s listening to at a federal courtroom in Brooklyn by way of videolink from jail in Chicago.

At his sentencing Kelly was branded “the pied piper of R&B” as he got here head to head with a number of of his victims who detailed his “deplorable and inexplicable” abuse, which happened over a long time.

The singer, whose actual title is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is thought for songs together with his first primary single Bump N’ Grind and 1996 hit I Imagine I Can Fly.

The latter turned an inspirational anthem performed in school graduations, weddings, in commercials and elsewhere, together with the inauguration of former US president Barack Obama in 2008.

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