Jurors began deliberating in R. Kelly’s child pornography trial Thursday with the graphic sex tape at the center of the case fresh in their minds.
Prosecutors replayed the video during closing arguments, while defense attorneys reiterated that it’s neither Kelly nor the person the state says was the underage girl — now a 23-year-old woman — on the tape. For three weeks, jurors have heard family members of the alleged victim, basketball coaches, forensics experts and others testify as to their identities.
While the tape rolled for a second time — the first was during opening statements last month — prosecutors told jurors that the man is Kelly, and that he controlled the encounter with the underage female, who was as young as 13 at the time.
“We’re going to see his direction,” Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Heilengoetter said as the video played. He is “directing her to dance, where to stand, when to stop urinating,” he said.
Kelly denies that the man in the video is him. Continue Reading…
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