RAINN Statement on Conviction of R. Kelly in Federal Case in Chicago

Washington, D.C. - RAINN released the following statement after a Chicago jury found R. Kelly guilty of sexual exploitation of a minor, “Jane,” for the purpose of producing child pornography, or child sexual abuse material:

“We hope that today's conviction brings “Jane,” the plaintiff, some sense of healing and justice. Many of those abused by Kelly are women of color, and for this community, the cases against R. Kelly have particular significance. We want survivors from marginalized communities to see more examples like this where their voices are heard and experiences are validated.” - Erinn Robinson, director of media relations, RAINN.

RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline offers free, confidential, 24/7 support at 800.656.HOPE (4673) and online.RAINN.org.

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RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org.

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