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R. Kelly Defense to Present Its Side

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For two weeks friends and relatives have testified for the prosecution that the female in the video is a sweet, underage girl who referred to Kelly as her “godfather.”

Robert Kelly, the R&B singer’s real name, says he’s not the man on the tape having sex with a teenager. He’s charged with 14 counts of child pornography and, if convicted, could get up to 15 years in prison.

The defense will likely try to undermine some witness testimony with their own witnesses. It’s possible the ex-boyfriend of the woman who testified that she had a sexual relationship with Kelly may take the stand.

Before the trial resumes today, the judge has ordered Chicago Sun-Times reporter Jim DeRogatis to appear in court. The judge will decide if the reporter will be held in contempt.

DeRogatis did not show up for court on Tuesday. Kelly’s lawyers want him to testify and to see his notes.

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