Kelly Jurors Watch Child Porn Video

As trial begins, lawyer insists it's not Kelly in fuzzy, 'vile' sex tape
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2008 6:37 AM CDT
Kelly Jurors Watch Child Porn Video
This courtroom sketch shows R. Kelly, right, listening in court as the prosecutor gives her opening statements on the first day of Kelly's child pornography trial in Chicago, Tuesday, May 20, 2008.    (AP Photo/Lou Chukman)

(Newser) – The kiddie-porn trial of R&B superstar R. Kelly kicked off yesterday with a viewing of the tape behind it all, E! Online reports. "You will see the sex acts he commands her to do—vile, disturbing, and disgusting sex acts that were choreographed, produced, and starred in by Robert Kelly," said the lead prosecutor before showing the 26-minute tape.

The prosecution claims that the tape depicts R. Kelly having sex with a girl who was as young as 12 at the time. His attorney told the jury that it wasn't Kelly on the tape, noting that the man in the video, whose face is not clearly visible, is missing a distinctive mole that Kelly has on his back. (Read more R. Kelly stories.)

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