R Kelly deserves no more than 10 years in prison despite his conviction for scheming over decades to recruit women and girls for s.e.x, reflecting how history as an abused child may have led to his adult “hypers.e.xuality”, the R&B singer’s lawyer said.
Kelly’s bid for leniency was detailed in a Tuesday filing in Brooklyn federal court, one day before the 55-year-old known for the 1996 smash “I Believe I Can Fly” will be sentenced.
“The lion’s share of the conduct alleged (against) the defendant is decades-old, demonstrating that defendant is not currently a risk to the public,” Kelly’s lawyer Jennifer Bonjean wrote. ”As Drs. Dietz and Sorrentino confirm, defendant is neither a paedophile nor a s.e.xual sadist.“
Prosecutors have said Kelly should spend more than 25 years behind bars, reflecting his continued danger to the public and lack of remorse for exploiting his fame to lure victims into his orbit, where he could satisfy his predatory and sexual desires.
Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, was convicted last September of racketeering, and eight counts of violating the Mann Act, which prohibits transporting people across state lines for prostitution. Forty-five witnesses testified for the government. A 10-year term is the minimum possible sentence.
In other news – JOY for Siko Twins as they finally find a man
The Siko twins Olwethu and Owami’s wish to find a man they can share is now a reality. But the 32-year-old sisters said their man doesn’t want to be known yet.
“He doesn’t have a problem with us being in the public eye. Learn more