R. Kelly is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking in a New York federal court last year. The disgraced R&B singer has now been ordered to pay at least $309,068.18 in restitution to the victims of his sex trafficking, according to Courthouse News Service reporter Nina Pullano. Kelly also owes $140,000 in fines and assessments, according to Pullano.
As of now, $300,668.18 will go to a survivor of Kelly identified as Jane; the other $8,400 will go to a woman identified as Stephanie. According to Reuters, the money will go toward the the costs of therapy and herpes treatment for the women. The total could also rise as prosecutors determine the cost of medication for Stephanie.
In a different case, R. Kelly was recently found guilty of child pornography and obstruction charges in an Illinois federal court. He is awaiting sentencing and also faces state charges in Illinois and Minnesota.
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