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R. Kelly going to court on child porn charges

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Tbdkelly080307 It’s only been five years since R. Kelly was first accused of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl (who could have been as young as 13), so prosecutors have finally gotten around to getting a trial date, Reuters reports.

Jury selection for the trial on child pornography charges will begin Sept. 17. The lengthy delay stemmed from arguments over when the video was made, how old the girl was and whether it was even Kelly on the tape. Also, Cook County (Ill.) Judge Vincent Gaughan had fallen and broken some bones in the interim, requiring time for him to heal.

All Kelly’s been up to since first being charged is releasing a few hit songs, going on a couple tours and planning 10 more installments of Trapped in the Closet. But since he faces up to 15 years if convicted, he might have to sing about being trapped somewhere else.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:17am]

    

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