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R. Kelly has been found guilty of sexually abusing women, boys, and girls in a Brooklyn courtroom on Monday.

Kelly was found guilty on nine counts of RICO violations, as well as transporting minor females across state lines for sex, on Monday.

The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for nine hours before returning their verdicts on the evidence against the singer.

Testimony of accusers and prosecution witnesses closed out the month-long trial in Brooklyn, New York.

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During the proceedings, prosecutors told jurors that Kelly used a network of friends and employees to secretly transport minors and women across state lines and control their actions.

Many of the witnesses who took the stand during the trial claimed Kelly had kidnapped them and restricted what and when they could eat. They also claimed he controlled when they could take bathroom breaks.

Kelly's attorneys attempted to discredit the accusers as groupies who who were willing to be used and controlled.

The defense claimed the victims had concocted tall tales about the singer after he refused their advances.

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One of his alleged victims claimed she witnessed the singer performing oral sex on teenage R&B singer Aaliyah, who Kelly illegally wed in a Chicago hotel room in 1994 - when she was only 15.

A former tour manager for Kelly also testified that he bribed a welfare office employee to make a fake ID for Aaliyah, which listed her age as 18.

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Prosecutors claimed Kelly married Aaliyah in a bid to avoid criminal charges for having sex with a minor. Their marriage was later annulled.

Kelly did not take the stand to testify in his own defense during the trial.

Kelly also faces criminal charges in separate cases from state prosecutors in Minnesota and federal prosecutors in Illinois.

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Rapper YFN Lucci will remain in the Fulton County (Atlanta) jail until his trial on murder and racketeering charges. A judge recently denied bond for Lucci who surrendered to police on May 10 on new gang-related RICO charges.

YFN Lucci was among dozens of Bloods gang members named in a 75-page, 106-count racketeering indictment in May.

Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was previously charged in connection with a murder that occurred in Atlanta last year. He was arrested on January 13, 2021 after turning himself in to police and released on $500,000 bond.

However, Judge Thomas Cox revoked Lucci's bond and remanded him to jail after the prosecutor filed new RICO charges, accusing the rapper of being a gang banger.

"My client is, your honor, an incredibly successful artist that is very well known nationally and even internationally," Drew Findling, Lucci's attorney, told Judge Cox during Tuesday's bond hearing.

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Judge Cox was not impressed. "The defendant will remain in a no-bond status at this time. Additionally, this court revokes any bonds previously issued in this case," Cox said.

The prosecutor's office plans to use a music video that Lucci appeared in, in the racketeering case against him and 11 others.

"We think it sends a very strong message to the public that no matter who you are, you have to follow the law and the rules, and you will be evaluated the same," Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.