R. Kelly sentence to 30 years in jail for sex abuse

R. Kelly, a US musician, was given a 30-year prison term for using his fame to further a plan to molest minors and women.

The 55-year-old R&B performer was found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking by a New York jury in September.

Robert Sylvester Kelly, the singer's real name, says he will appeal, according to his attorneys. On Wednesday, survivors said that he had ridiculed and insulted them.

A few women testified in front of Kelly before his sentencing to confront him about his long history of abuse.

A woman identified only as Angela called the singer a Pied Piper who "grew in wickedness" with every new victim, while others who were not named testified he had broken their spirits.

"I literally wished I would die because of how you made me feel," said one.

Dressed in prison khakis and dark glasses, Kelly declined to make a statement. US District Judge Ann Donnelly said the celebrity had used sex as a weapon, forcing his victims to do unspeakable things and saddling them with incurable diseases.

The court heard how he trafficked women between different US states. 

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