Last week, federal officials transferred singer R. Kelly from a Chicago correctional center to a medium-security prison in North Carolina, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Benjamin O’Cone.
Robert Sylvester Kelly, the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, was moved from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago to the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, on Wednesday of last week, April 19.
Due to privacy, safety, and security reasons, the bureau doesn’t disclose the reasons for inmate transfers.
In February, a federal judge in Chicago sentenced Kelly, who has vehemently denied the allegations, to 20 years in prison for child pornography and enticing minors for $ex and will serve all but one of those concurrently with a separate 30-year sentence on racketeering and sex trafficking convictions in New York.
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Despite allegations about his abuse of girls surfacing publicly in the 1990s, Kelly sold millions of albums and rose from poverty in Chicago to become one of the world’s biggest R&B stars.
Known for his smash hit “I Believe I Can Fly” and $ex-infused songs like “Bump n’ Grind,” he has become a controversial figure in the music industry.
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