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Statements finished by noon. The alleged victim will not testify nor her mother. Friends will identify her on the videotape. Prosecutors say Kelly orchestrated this sex video with lighting and instructions. Defense lawyers say Kelly is not the man in the tape. They say even the FBI can’t say it is Kelly. The singer stared straight ahead in court.

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