Robert Sylvester Kelly, aka R. Kelly, pleaded guilty to inducing underage girls to have sex with him on Wednesday. However, the judge cleared him of obstructing a 2008 state case that ended with an acquittal.
According to CBS Chicago, Kelly pleaded guilty to six out of 13 charges in his federal trial.
An R&B artist with a multi-platinum record pleaded responsible in Chicago federal court. The charges are abusing children, soliciting women, and possessing child pornographic material.
The artist is one of the most famous people found guilty of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo movement.
Several women testified that Kelly had sexually abused them as minors during the five-week trial.
During the trial, the panel of jurors watched a video of Kelly sexually abusing his goddaughter. In her testimony, she stated that the abuse began when she was a teenager in the 1990s.
Milton “June” Brown and Derrel McDavid, co-prosecutors of the disgraced musician, escaped conviction for receiving child pornography.
In the 2002 Kelly case in Cook County, Kelly and McDavid cleared charges of obstructing justice.
Kelly received acquittals on 14 child pornography cases in 2008 after the men faced charges of attempting bribery and threatening witnesses.
In June, a federal court in New York sentenced Kelly to 30 years in prison for racketeering and prostitution.
Several state criminal charges are pending against the 50-year-old in Illinois and Minnesota.