R. Kelly Found GUILTY Of Sex Trafficking & Racketeering, Faces Life In Prison + Accuser Jerhonda Pace Speaks Out About Making History

R. Kelly was found guilty on all 9 counts of sex trafficking and racketeering for being the ringleader of an of being the "ringleader of a decades-long scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex.’"

Now, he faces life in prison.

Find out what one accuser – Jerhonda Pace – had to say along with one of his nephew’s reactions inside…

R. Kelly was just found guilty on all 9 counts of federal racketeering, sex trafficking obstruction of justice, sexual exploitation of a child, and kidnapping charges in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, N.Y.

R. Kelly found guilty on ALL COUNTS

— US Attorney EDNY (@EDNYnews) September 27, 2021

During the five-week trial, prosecutors successfully argued – with 50 witnesses total testifying and only 5 of those for the defense – that Robert Kelly lead a decades-long racketeering enterprise to recruit women and underage girls for sex. This verdict follows decades of sex abuse allegations and it’s the first criminal consequence for the singer.

(2/3) Acting USA Kasulis: “A predator who used his inner circle to ensnare underage teenage girls, and young women and men, for decades, in a sordid web of sex abuse, exploitation and degradation."

— US Attorney EDNY (@EDNYnews) September 27, 2021

“Today’s guilty verdict forever brands R. Kelly as a predator, who used his fame and fortune to prey on the young, the vulnerable, and the voiceless for his own sexual gratification,” Acting U.S. Attorney Kasulis said to the media following the verdit. "A predator who used his inner circle to ensnare underage teenage girls, and young women and men, for decades, in a sordid web of sex abuse, exploitation and degradation."

(3/3) Acting USA Kasulis: "To the victims in this case, your voices were heard, and justice was finally served. We hope that today’s verdict brings some measure of comfort and closure to the victims.”

— US Attorney EDNY (@EDNYnews) September 27, 2021

She continued, "To the victims in this case, your voices were heard, and justice was finally served. We hope that today’s verdict brings some measure of comfort and closure to the victims.”

The jury – made up of seven men and five women – didn’t take long to come to the verdict. They started deliberation on Friday afternoon and continued until today before reaching a final verdict.

According to Kelly’s attorney Deveraux Cannick, the disgraced singer was NOT expecting this verdict.

“You didn’t get to see what we saw in terms of the discovery. You didn’t get to see all the inconsistencies,” Cannick said. “We said in our summation that the government cherry-picked their version that they thought would support the continuation of the narrative.” https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/r-kelly-trial-verdict-09-27-21/index.html

“Why would he expect this verdict given all the inconsistencies that we saw," he asked.

Jerhonda Pace – who testified against Kelly during the trail and who appeared on LIFETIME’s "Surviving R. Kelly" – shared an IG post following the guilty verdict with words of vindication:

 

 
 

 

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R. Kelly’s godson, Deangelo Brister, called the guilty verdict "bullsh*t." Check it:

 

 
 

 

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"Surviving R. Kelly" executive producer dream hampton shared a few reaction tweets after the guilty verdict was revealed.

"Fukd around. Found out," she tweeted.

Fukd around. Found out.

— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) September 27, 2021

"Grateful to the survivors. The ones who talked and the ones who didn’t. #RKelly," she wrote in another tweet.

Grateful to the survivors. The ones who talked and the ones who didn’t. #RKelly

— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) September 27, 2021

April Reign, media strategist and advocate for diversity and inclusion, also shared her thoughts about Kelly’s guilty verdict.

FINALLY. R Kelly found guilty of racketeering, “of being the ringleader of a decades-long scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex.” #SurvivingRKelly #MuteRKelly https://t.co/Z2Dwl2ozJD

— April (@ReignOfApril) September 27, 2021

"FINALLY. R Kelly found guilty of racketeering, ‘of being the ringleader of a decades-long scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex,’" she tweeted.

R. Kelly will be sentenced on May 4, 2022 and he faces life in prison.

The singer is still additionally facing several more charges in Illinois and Minnesota including child pornography, engaging in prostitution with a minor, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and obstruction.

Photo: AP

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