R. Kelly acquitted in all counts

June 13, 2008 2:46:13 PM PDT
After less than a day of deliberations, the jury in the R. Kelly trial has found him not guilty of child pornography. Jurors informed Judge Vincent Gaughan they had a verdict around 1:30 p.m. He read it half an hour later.

Kelly was charged with 14 counts of child pornography after he allegedly videotaped himself having sex with a girl as young as 13. He faced 4 to 15 years in prison had he been convicted and would have had to register as a sex offender in Illinois.

The key issue in the case was whether the jury thought Kelly was the man on the tape. His attorneys argued Kelly was not.

Kelly did not take the stand in the trial.

ABC7's Sarah Schulte is updating us from the courthouse. Stay with ABC7Chicago.com for the latest information.


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