Now, prosectors are saying that Kelly deserves to face his alleged exploitation and mistreatment of women throughout his career.
“Through his actions, the defendant exhibited a callous disregard for the very real effects that his crimes had on his victims and has shown no remorse for any of his conduct. 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 also claim that the singer is a high risk if he does not receive the 25-year sentencing.
“The government has little doubt that if afforded an opportunity to offend again, the defendant would do so,” prosecutors wrote. “He poses a serious danger to the public. His actions were brazen, manipulative, controlling and coercive. He has shown no remorse or respect for the law.”
Kelly’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, has not responded to the filing, but previously argued that the singer should receive 14 to 17-and-a-half years in prison. Although Bonjean plans to appeal his conviction, Kelly’s sentencing is scheduled for June 29. This summer, the singer will also have a trial in Chicago with charges over obstruction of justice and possession of child pornography.