Jun 14, 2008
R. Kelly: Not Guilty
Somehow wiggling his way out of a conviction, a Cook County jury acquitted R&B superstar R. Kelly of child pornography charges on Friday afternoon (June 13).
The verdict marks the end of what has been a high-profile trial full of twists and turns - finally coming to what’s a fortunate close for the Freaky In the Club singer.
According to press an LA Times report, “the 41-year-old, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, long denied charges that he videotaped himself engaging in a variety of sex acts with his then-underage goddaughter. Authorities said the female in the video could have been as young as 13 at the time.”
Following recent closing arguments by both the defense and prosecutors, “a jury of nine men and three women deliberated for 7 ½ hours before finding Kelly not guilty on all 14 counts.”