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R. Kelly gets a "not guilty" verdict on all counts

R. Kelly gets a "not guilty" verdict on all counts R&B singer R. Kelly was found not guilty on all counts today, the Chicago jury read the verdict today. It took the jury less than a day of deliberations in his child pornography trial to acquit the singer of all charges, total of 14 counts. The R&B star was facing more than 15 years in prison if the jury were to find him guilty. Following the verdict, R. Kelly left the courtroom without comment.

 Prosecutors had argued that a video tape mailed to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2002 showed R. Kelly engaged in graphic sex acts with a girl as young as 13 at the time. Both Kelly and the now 23-year-old alleged victim had denied they were the ones on the tape. The main witness of the child pornography trial against R. Kelly was a woman, who testified that she engaged in a three-way sex with R. Kelly and the alleged victim. The turning point was the fact that the man on the videotape did not have a mole on his back, whereas R. Kelly did. The defense called an expert who testified that the mark looked more like a tape glitch than a mole. The jury deliberated for about 7 hours and found R. Kelly not guilty on all counts.

  Published on 06/13/2008

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