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Former R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison yesterday after jurors concluded he had used his fame to prey on vulnerable women and minors for decades.

The 55-year-old three-time Grammy winner, whose hits include “Ignition (Remix)” and “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted in September in a New York federal court on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking, following a trial featuring testimony from 45 witnesses, including 11 accusers. The racketeering charge—typically used to prosecute mob bosses—was linked to Kelly’s oversight of a sex ring that targeted and exploited women and minors. 

Kelly was first accused in 1996 of having sex with an underage girl in 1991, married then-15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994, and was acquitted on similar charges in 2008. He faces criminal trials in Illinois and Minnesota, with an upcoming trial in August in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction charges. See a timeline here.