Deliberations Begin in R. Kelly Sex Tape Trial

Jurors get another look at the video during closing arguments
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2008 9:06 PM CDT
In this Monday, June 2, 2008 singer R. Kelly returns to the Cook County Criminal Court Building after a break as his child pornography trial continues in Chicago.    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – Both sides in the R. Kelly child porn case have presented their closing arguments, and the jury will resume deliberating the fate of the R&B singer tomorrow morning, the New York Post reports. Jurors today watched parts of the infamous tape that prosecutors say shows Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Kelly and the alleged victim both have denied being on the tape. He faces up to 15 years if convicted.

“This is finally the day—the opportunity to hold the defendant criminally responsible for this tape has finally come,” a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments. “The opportunity will never come again.”