R. Kelly Found Not Guilty
June 13, 2008 at 6:01 AM (PT)
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.