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Woman describes frequent abuse by R Kelly before she was 18

Aug. 18, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has been central to R. Kelly’s legal troubles for more than two decades testified Thursday that the R&B singer sexually abused her “hundreds” of times before she turned 18 years old, starting when she was 15. Jane — the pseudonym for the now...

Attorney: Don't accept portrayal of R. Kelly as `monster'

Aug. 17, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly kept an ugly side of his life hidden as he escaped poverty in Chicago and rose to pop music stardom, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the singer's trial on charges accusing him of enticing girls for sex and rigging a 2008 child pornography case. ...

R. Kelly lawyer implores jurors at trial on child porn, other charges not to accept portrayal of singer as `a monster'

Aug. 17, 2022 13:05 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly lawyer implores jurors at trial on child porn, other charges not to accept portrayal of singer as `a monster.'

Prosecutor tells jurors R. Kelly trial on child pornography, other charges is about singer's "hidden" and "dark" side

Aug. 17, 2022 12:04 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutor tells jurors R. Kelly trial on child pornography, other charges is about singer's "hidden" and "dark" side.

R Kelly jury picked in child pornography, trial-fixing case

Aug. 16, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury was impaneled Tuesday in R. Kelly's hometown of Chicago to decide multiple charges against the R&B singer, as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued toward the end of the process about whether the government was improperly attempting to keep some Blacks from...

R. Kelly jury selection focuses on 2019 documentary

Aug. 15, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jury selection in R. Kelly's federal trial on charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography trial began Monday with the judge and attorneys quickly focusing on whether would-be jurors watched a 2019 documentary about sex abuse allegations against the R&B singer. ...

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Aug. 15, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer faces a trial in his hometown of Chicago on charges accusing him of rigging his 2008 child pornography trial and of enticing minors for sex. ...

R Kelly accuser to give key testimony on trial-fixing charge

Aug. 13, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago that starts Monday is in many ways a do-over of his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted the singer on charges that he produced a video of himself when he was around 30 having sex with a girl no older than 14. ...

Man accused of secretly recording foreign exchange student

Aug. 09, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of secretly recording a foreign exchange student has been charged with possessing child porn, police said Tuesday. State troopers received a complaint in April from the 17-year-old student, who reported finding a hidden camera...

Ex-Reno school counselor gets up to life for child porn

Aug. 04, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Reno school counselor has been sentenced to up to life in prison on a child pornography charge after prosecutors say he paid nearly $20,000 to teenagers he persuaded via social media to send him photos. Tyler Ball-Imsdahl, 28, pleaded guilty earlier to...