Kelly’s Lawyer Wants To Justify Fewer Years In Prison With His “History And Characteristics”
Prosecutors said Kelly, 55, used his celebrity for a quarter-century to entice women and young girls for sex, displaying a “callous disdain” for his victims and expressing no remorse, according to a complaint in federal court in Brooklyn.
“Indeed, the defendant’s decades of crime appear to have been fueled by narcissism and a belief that his musical talent absolved him of any need to conform his conduct – no matter how predatory, harmful, humiliating or abusive to others – to the strictures of the law,” prosecutors said.
Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, faces a mandatory minimum 10-year term at his June 29 sentencing.
Jennifer Bonjean, a lawyer for Kelly, has said he should spend fewer than 14 years in prison, and will, in a filing next Monday, explain why his “history and characteristics” justify a shorter sentence than prosecutors want.
Bonjean’s office declined to comment. – Reuters.