A federal district court in New York, USA, has sentenced popular American singer R. Kelly, who has been convicted of sexually exploiting minors, to 30 years in prison.

On the 29th, a federal district court in New York, USA, announced that R. Kelly had been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual exploitation of minors and forced labor.

During the 12 years to 2010, he was charged with sexual assault on several teenage girls at the time, and was convicted of all nine charges charged in a jury trial last September. I was receiving it.

The ruling points out that "we used our fame and wealth to prey on young people and the vulnerable for our own sexual satisfaction. We ruthlessly ignore the victims and do not repent of our actions."

Kelly is a 55-year-old singer-songwriter from Chicago.

He was named "King of R & B" in the late 1990s when he was awarded the Grammy Award for "I Believe I Can Fly", which is considered to be the most prestigious in the American music world.

Meanwhile, a lawyer said, "30 years in prison is like life imprisonment. We are ready to dispute in the appeals court."