Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
An R. Kelly victim slammed the R&B star in court on Wednesday for ‘using fame and power to groom’ children for his ‘own sexual gratification’ ahead of his sentencing where he faces life behind bars
Kelly, 55, is being sentenced today in Brooklyn federal court. He was found guilty of racketeering and violating an anti-sex trafficking law known as the Mann Act last year that was seen as a signature moment in the #MeToo movement.
Several of Kelly’s victims, including some who testified at his trial last year, are delivering impact statements before he is sentenced.
One of the victims, Angela, stood in court, looked directly at Kelly and called him a ‘Pied Piper’ who ‘lured children with his money and celebrity.’
‘With every addition of a new victim, you grew in wickedness,’ she said. ‘You used your fame and power to groom and coach underage boys and girls for your own sexual gratification.’
‘Today we reclaim our names,’ she said. ‘We are no longer the preyed-upon individuals we once were.’
‘I pray that god reaches your soul,’ she said, as Kelly glanced up at her briefly before lowering his eyes back to the table where he sat.
Prosecutors are seeking a minimum of 25 years, while the defense says a sentence of 10 years or less is all he deserves.