R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

The disgraced R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison.

He was sentenced in New York by federal Judge Ann Donnelly, who spoke at length before issuing the sentence

At one point, she quoted a victim impact statement from a woman known in court as Stephanie

who told Kelly, "No price was too high for someone else to pay for your happiness."

"This case is not about sex," the judge said. "It is about violence, cruelty and control."

Donnelly acknowledged points made by defense, including that Kelly endured a very difficult childhood

with sexual abuse at the hands of his sister and a landlord. However, she added

with sexual abuse at the hands of his sister and a landlord. However, she added

"You are a person who had great advantages — worldwide fame and celebrity, untold money."

Kelly declined to address the court himself. His lawyer cited pending cases: a second federal trial in Illinois, slated to begin Aug

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15, and separate criminal charges in Minnesota. The charges include child pornography and obstruction of justice