R.Kelly Declines To Testify In A Case Involving Minor Sex Trafficking
R.Kelly has informed a judge in Chicago that he would not testify in his ongoing trial for a number of alleged child sex assaults.
The disgraced R&B artist announced last Thursday (September 1) that he would not be willing to testify for himself in his federal court case about charges of coercing kids into sex and receiving and manufacturing child pornography.
In connection with claims that R.Kelly rigged his 2008 state trial for child pornography with the aid of his business manager and co-defendant Derrel McDavid, he is also facing an obstruction of justice charge.
R.Kelly was found guilty in September 2021 on nine counts of various racketeering and sex trafficking charges, and on June 29 U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly sentenced him to 30 years in prison. Numerous specifics on the sex crimes the “Ignition” singer is said to have participated in have come to light in the weeks since his conviction and the start of his Chicago trial.
The singer and his staff allegedly paid a man $1 million to obtain sex tapes featuring Kelly and a juvenile, according to Charles Freeman’s testimony on August 23 at Kelly’s Chicago trial. During the August 29 court sessions, two more women came forward with claims that the singer recorded them having sex when they were still minors.
In addition to all of this, R. Kelly’s legal team will have to deal with the federal judge’s decision to deny the singer’s request to exclude from the jury panel anyone who has seen Surviving R. Kelly.
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