Update: R. Kelly Free, Piedpiper Beats All Charges

As Martin Luther King Jr once said. “Free at last, free at last, God almighty free at last.” In this case we are referring to R. Kelly, who was acquitted on all counts at his child pornography trial. The verdict came six years after the R&B superstar was first charged with videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl. Prosecutors had said she was as young as 13 at the time. The Grammy award-winning singer dabbed his face with a handkerchief and hugged each of his four attorneys after the verdict was read. The singer had faced 15 years in prison if convicted. Minutes later, surrounded by bodyguards, he left the courthouse without comment. Dozens of fans screamed and cheered as he climbed into a waiting SUV. Both Kelly and the now 23-year-old alleged victim had denied they were the ones appearing on the tape, which was played for the jury at the beginning and end of the trial. Kelly was charged with 14 counts of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl, who prosecutors say was as young as 13. Source: AP


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