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R. Kelly is acquitted at child pornography trial

June 13, 2008 by Don Of Dons  
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R KELLY BEAT HIS CASE …..

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury acquitted R. Kelly on all counts of child pornography after less than a day of deliberations Friday, ending an ordeal for the R&B superstar that began when he was charged six years ago.

The Grammy award-winning singer dabbed his face with a handkerchief and hugged each of his four attorneys after the verdict was read. The singer had faced 15 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors had argued that a graphic sex tape showed Kelly having sex with a girl as young as 13 at the time. Both Kelly, 41, and the now 23-year-old alleged victim had denied they were on the tape. Neither testified during the trial.

The prosecution’s star witness was a woman who said she engaged in three-way sex with Kelly and the alleged victim. Defense attorneys argued the man on the tape didn’t have a large mole on his back; Kelly has such a mole.

The monthlong trial centered on whether Kelly was the man who appears on a sexually graphic, 27-minute videotape at the heart of the case, and whether a female who also appears on it was underage.

Over seven days presenting their case, prosecutors called 22 witnesses, including several childhood friends of the alleged victim and four of her relatives who identified her as the female on the video.

In just two days, Kelly’s lawyers called 12 witnesses. They included three relatives of the alleged victim who testified they did not recognize her as the female on the tape.

Kelly’s hits include “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition.”

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8 Comments on "R. Kelly is acquitted at child pornography trial"

  1. NAZ on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 3:32 pm 

    This Truly a win for music lovers R.kelly is one of the Greatest artist of all time and is THE R&B KING

  2. rinky on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 4:15 pm 

    YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SO HAPPY FOR KELLZ!! MO FIRE MO MUSIC!!!

  3. john on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 5:51 pm 

    Lol! I know dis is a load of dis dude chest man. Yo, man leave dis dude alone man!!

  4. JA DONDOGAN on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 10:05 pm 

    MONEY CAN GET YOU ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD

  5. Fever on Sat, 14th Jun 2008 3:15 am 

    paedophile with dough so gets away with it

  6. Coffee on Sat, 14th Jun 2008 1:13 pm 

    This is some muthafucking bullshit……let there had of been ONE white girl in that vid, R. Kelly would have been UNDER the jail YEARS ago. SMFH. God bless our justice system. My man doing 4 years for being on the block, this man pissing on little girls and gets off. God bless our Justice System…………and Yes, clearly, I’m mad.

  7. Buzy on Sat, 14th Jun 2008 7:02 pm 

    First off If you mad he didn’t get convicted undastandable. It always start at home though. I got three girls. Get it in them while they’re young. See while they were 3-7 you thought everything they did was cute now she’s 8-17 talkin back, disrespecting you. You wanna get all in they shit. Where the fuck was the Momma and daddy lettin a muthafuckin 13 year ol at a fuckin concert any way. Immature was out then, go to those kinda concert. If she lie they you know their was no relationship between the parent any way. Fuck that Kells wrong for doin it. Parents wrong for not knowin. That lil girl was fine like a fuckin 25 year ol and they didn’t assume she was fuckin . Whateva man . It all start home. Check with you kids that what’s wrong with the fuckin world today get involved.

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