Multi-platinum R&B artist R. Kelly has been found guilty of sexual abuse, 8 violations of an anti-sex trafficking law, as well as racketeering, or leading an enterprise to recruit underage girls for sex since his rise to fame as early as the 1990’s.

So why are his decades long abuses just now coming to justice? We’ll unpack the timeline of Robert Kelly’s career of criminal sexual exploitation, how he was enabled to continue for so long, as well as the factors that preceded the trial and his guilty conviction on all counts.