R.Kelly Acquitted Of Porn Charges


A Cook County jury Friday acquitted R&B superstar R. Kelly of child pornography charges, marking the end of a high-profile trial rich in courtroom drama and celebrity intrigue.

Jurors put little stock in the prosecution’s star witness, a woman who claimed she participated in sex acts with Kelly and the underage girl. And because the alleged victim and her family denied she was the woman in the video, jurors’ sense of reasonable doubt held strong; likewise, the videotape of the sex acts was convincing, but didn’t conclusively prove illegal activity, jurors said.
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