R. Kelly, a popular American R&B singer has been transferred to a North Carolina prison where he will serve his 30-year prison term.
Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Robert Sylvester Kelly, Kelly’s full name, was transferred from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago to the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, on Wednesday of the last week.
In February, the Chicago native was sentenced to an additional year of prison on federal charges of child pornography in Chicago and child enticement. This is in addition to the 30 years of prison he has already served for a separate New York conviction.
In September 2022, the federal jury in Chicago found Kelly guilty of six counts of sexual abuse of three women who had testified on video under the pseudonyms Jane Pauline and Nia. However, they acquitted him of charges of enticement involving two other accusers, Tracy, and Brittany.
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 same jury acquitted him of seven other charges, including obstruction of justice, accusing him and two associates of rigging his 2008 child pornography trial in Cook County.
Kelly is still facing a Minnesota charge of solicitation of prostitutes, but that case is on hold as his federal cases have taken precedence.
Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney, decided last month to drop all sexual abuse and assault charges against Kelly. She noted that he already faced decades in prison. Her office said its limited resources were better spent on other sexual assault cases.
Kelly, 56, will not be eligible to leave prison until he is a little over 79 years old.