FILE – Musician R. Kelly leaves the Daley Center following a hearing in his child support case, on May 8, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
CHICAGO (AP) — The United States attorney’s office asked a judge Thursday to give singer R. Kelly an additional 25 years in jail after he was convicted of child pornography and incitement last year in Chicago, adding to his 30 years. recently began serving for a case in New York.
If the judge grants the prosecution’s and a government request for Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, to serve the sentences back-to-back rather than concurrently, the fallen R&B superstar, 56, could be in prison for up to which is around 100 years old.
In their sentencing recommendation filed before midnight Thursday in US District Court in Chicago, prosecutors called Kelly’s behavior “sadistic” and said he was an unapologetic “serial sexual predator” who “poses grave danger.” for society”.
“The only way to ensure that Kelly does not reoffend is to impose a sentence that keeps him in prison for the rest of his life,” the 37-page government document said.
Kelly’s sentencing hearing in Chicago is set for Thursday of next week.
Kelly’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, said in a writing last week that even with the New York sentence, the musician will have to defy all statistical odds to get out of prison alive” and cited data indicating that the hope of average life of inmates is 64 years.
The lawyer recommended a sentence of about 10 years, at the lower end of the guidelines, which, she said, could be combined with the sentence she is already serving.
The Chicago ruling came months after a federal judge in New York sentenced Kelly to 30 years in jail for extortion and sex trafficking. With that sentence alone, she might not be released until she’s in her 80s.