R. Kelly was found guilty on Sept. 14 in a trial in Chicago of coercing minors into criminal sexual activity and producing child sexual abuse videos, but acquitted of attempting to obstruct an earlier investigation.
Mr. Kelly was already serving a 30-year prison sentence when the trial began: He was convicted in federal court in Brooklyn last year on racketeering and sex trafficking charges. The new conviction could lengthen his time in jail.
The trial in Chicago, the city Mr. Kelly, 55, has long called home, carried echoes from his first courtroom spectacle there in 2008, when the victim, who was his goddaughter, did not cooperate with investigators and a jury acquitted him of producing child sexual abuse imagery. This time, the woman cooperated: She testified that it was her who appears in a video that showed Mr. Kelly sexually abusing her when she was 14. He was convicted.
But at the new trial, Mr. Kelly and his associates were acquitted of charges that they had worked to obstruct the earlier criminal investigation that led to the 2008 acquittal.