Criminal Law

R. Kelly To Face Trial in Chicago After Conviction in New York

R. Kelly, the convicted sex offender and disgraced singer, is on trial — again.

Jury selection begins Monday for the 55-year-old’s federal trial in Chicago.

Kelly is charged with 13 counts that include creating and receiving child pornography, enticing minors into illegal sexual activity and obstruction of justice.

Kelly’s obstruction of justice charge ties back to a 2008 child pornography case in which he was acquitted. The jurors found Kelly not guilty on all counts, which hinged on the fact that an alleged victim did not testify.

Federal prosecutors say that witnesses and their families were threatened and paid off by Kelly and his associates before the previous trial.

Now, the alleged victim from the 2008 case is set to testify.

Read the source article at KUAR

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