R. Kelly is again in a federal courtroom in Chicago, now going through expenses that accuse him of engaging ladies for sex, producing youngster pornography and rigging a 2008 youngster pornography case towards him.
Kelly is 55 years outdated now and has denied any wrongdoing, however has been accused of sexual misbehavior for many years, and the prosecution desires to point out the aspect of his life that they say Kelly has stored hidden, a darkish aspect they declare he has.
Jurors will see a video of R. Kelly having sexual contact with a minor
Assistant US Attorney, Jason Julien instructed the courtroom that they will present jurors components of three videotapes that allegedly present R. Kelly having sexual contact with his then 14-year-old goddaughter, Jane.
“The defendant, Robert Kelly, had sex with a number of youngsters…… He made videotapes of himself having sex with youngsters,” Julien said to the courtroom.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the prosecutors described Kelly as a serial predator that had sex with minors lots of of occasions and went to extraordinary lengths to cowl it up.
R. Kelly’s attorneys do not like their consumer’s portrayal as a monster
Jennifer Bonjean, the lawyer for R. Kelly instructed the jurors throughout these Wednesday’s opening statements that they should not consider the prosecutors portrayal of his consumer as a monster.
“When the federal government desires to color him as a monster … you keep in mind we’re speaking about a human being,” she instructed them.
Bonjean additionally acknowledged that whereas his consumer, to whom she known as Mr. Kelly, is imperfect, and that he had stumbled alongside the best way throughout his journey from poverty to stardom, and believed that the jury would exonerate him after the trial.