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R. Kelly aquitted in child porn case; announces plans for “Trapped in the Courtroom-pts. 5-73”

June 14, 2008

So, your the prosecution and the “victim” and her parents won’t testify and claim she’s not in the video that your entire case is based on. What do you do? Why press ahead with the prosecution of course.

Kelly and the now 23-year-old alleged victim had denied they were on the videotape. She never testified, nor did her parents, which several jurors cited as a weakness in the prosecution’s case.

Without the alleged victim’s testimony, prosecutors relied in part on a witness who said she engaged in three-way sex with Kelly and the girl. Defense attorneys labeled that woman an extortionist, claiming she sought hundreds of thousands of dollars from Kelly in exchange for her silence.

The alleged victim’s family also presented a puzzle for the jury. Three relatives testified they did not recognize her as the female on the tape, while other relatives said that it was her.

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