Jury Reaches Verdict In R.Kelly Case

The jury in the R. Kelly child pornography case has reached a verdict after less than a day of deliberations.

Judge Vincent Gaughan is scheduled to read the verdict Friday afternoon.

Kelly is charged with 14 counts of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl, who prosecutors say was as young as 13.

If convicted, he faces a minimum of four years in prison and a maximum of 15 years. He would also have to register as a sex offender in Illinois.

The jury — nine men and three women — was given the case Thursday.

The key question for the jurors was whether they believe it was Kelly in the video, as prosecutors contend. Kelly’s attorneys say it wasn’t him.

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