EFENew York

Singer R. Kelly was sentenced here Wednesday to 30 years in prison on a conviction for sex trafficking and racketeering.

"You left in your wake a trail of broken lives," United States District Court Judge Ann Donnelly told the 55-year-old entertainer once known as the King of R&B.

During a five-week trial last year, nearly a dozen witnesses testified that they had been victims of sex crimes at the hands of the singer, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, while dozens of others detailed a continuous pattern of abuse.