R. Kelly Found Not Guilty
First Published: June 13, 2008 3:14 PM EDT Credit:
CHICAGO, Ill. -- A Chicago jury has acquitted R&B superstar R. Kelly on all counts at his child pornography trial.
The verdict came six years after the singer was first charged with appearing on a graphic videotape with a girl prosecutors said was as young as 13 at the time.
Both Kelly 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 girl prosecutors said was on the tape. Defense attorneys argued the man on the tape didn’t have a large mole on his back and Kelly does.
The singer had faced 15 years in prison. His hits include “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition.”
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