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R. Kelly to serve 30-year jail term in North Carolina prison

Popular R&B American singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly, known as R. Kelly, has been moved to a correctional centre located in the US state of North Carolina, where he is expected to serve his 30-year prison sentence in connection with multiple sexual offences.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Kelly was moved on Wednesday of last week from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago to the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina.

The Chicago native was sentenced in February to one additional year in prison for his Chicago conviction on federal child pornography and child enticement charges, on top of the 30 years he’s already serving for a separate conviction out of New York.

In September, 2022, a federal jury in Chicago convicted Kelly of six counts, accusing him of sexually abusing three women – who testified under the pseudonyms Jane, Pauline, and Nia – on video, while acquitting him of enticement charges involving two other accusers, Tracy and Brittany.

The singer was also acquitted of seven other charges, including obstruction of justice, accusing him and two associates of rigging his 2008 child pornography trial in Cook County.

Writing by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Tony Okerafor