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Source: Cook County Department of Corrections / Cook County Department of Corrections

R&B singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for child pornography and enticement of minors for sex, but a judge ruled that he would be eligible for release by around the age of 80.

The 56-year-old Grammy Award winner was already convicted last year of racketeering and sex trafficking charges and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Two of Kelly’s accusers also asked the judge to punish him.

One of the women was a key witness for prosecutors during Kelly’s trial; four of his convictions are tied to her.

“When your virginity is taken by a paedophile at 14 … your life is never your own,” Jane’s statement read.

With Thursday’s sentence, though, Kelly will serve no more than 31 years. That means he will be eligible for release at around age 80, providing him some hope of one day leaving prison alive.