R&B singer R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Sentencing hearing for singer R. Kelly at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York

NEW YORK – Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth over a quarter century to lure women and underage girls for sex.

(Reporting by Luc Cohen in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler)