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Incarcerated Singer R. Kelly Is Mandated To Compensate Victims

By Chinelo Eze
29 September 2022   |   10:24 am
The multi-platinum R&B singer Kelly, who has been found guilty of sex crimes twice this year, will have to pay at least $300,000 in reparations to some of his victims, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly stated during a hearing in Brooklyn that the money will reimburse two women, going by the…

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The multi-platinum R&B singer Kelly, who has been found guilty of sex crimes twice this year, will have to pay at least $300,000 in reparations to some of his victims, a federal judge said.

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly stated during a hearing in Brooklyn that the money will reimburse two women, going by the names of Jane and Stephanie, for the expense of therapy and herpes treatment.

Once the cost of Stephanie’s prescription has been recalculated by the prosecution, that amount is likely to increase.

Prosecutors asked Donnelly to pay Jane back for lost wages and provide Sonja, a third victim, any compensation, but she refused.

Kelly participated in the hearing from a federal jail in Chicago through Zoom.

After a jury found Kelly guilty of racketeering and other offences, Donnelly sentenced Kelly to 30 years in prison in June.

According to the prosecution, the 55-year-old Kelly used his fame and fortune over the course of more than two decades to entice women and minor girls into his orbit for sex.