Disgraceful R&B singer R. Kelly videotaped himself having sex with multiple children. It included demeaning footage that repeatedly referred to his granddaughter's "14-year-old" anatomy, prosecutors claimed Wednesday. In his opening statement in a federal trial in Chicago.
Jurors found that during the course of the trial, Kelly had sexual contact with his then 14-year-old granddaughter Jane. You are expected to see portions of three of his alleged videotapes, assistant federal attorney Jason Julian said. court.
"Defendant Robert Kelly had sex with multiple children," Julian said. "He made a videotape of himself having sex with children."
Prosecutors described Grammys having sex with minors hundreds of times and going to "tremendous lengths" to cover it up According to the Chicago Tribune,.
Another videotape allegedly showing child pornography showed Kelly and his It will not be played for a jury because co-defendants Derell McDavid and Milton Brown allegedly covered it up, but witnesses will testify about it, Julian said.
Julian told the jury that the "I Believe I can Fly" singer "has a hidden side, a dark side, and with the help of McDavid and Brown, don't let the world see it."
``This ordeal is about Kelly's hidden side,'' Julian said.
Meanwhile, Kelly's attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, told the jury that the prosecutor had
"Remember we are talking about humans when the government wants to portray him as a monster?" she said.
"Mr. Kelly is certainly imperfect," she said. "On the road from poverty to stardom, he stumbled along the way." He said a jury would eventually find Kelly not guilty.
When Bonjean said in the prosecutor's opening remarks that he did not expect special treatment from the jurors, Kelly shook his head slightly and nodded. } A jury acquitted Kelly in a 2008 child pornography trial, but some later explained that they felt they had no choice because the victim did not testify.
The woman, now in her thirties and referred to as 'Minor 1' in court documents, will now become a key government witness.
Kelly, 55, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in June for her activities.
Many victims testify at his 2021 trial, prosecutors say Kelly is a 'predator' who preyed on young fans and sexually abused them for decades
with post wires