Trial date set for R. Kelly child porn case

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http://www.accessatlanta.com/entertainment/content/shared-gen/ap/Recordings/People_R._Kelly_Accusations.html

Phew...I was so worried Michael Vick would be all alone in his cell....

Judge Sets Trial Date for R. Kelly

CHICAGO — R. Kelly will go on trial next month, more than five years after he was charged with child pornography.

Judge Vincent Gaughan has set a Sept. 17 date for the start of a jury trial, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported on its Web site that setting of the date followed a lengthy meeting Wednesday among the judge, the lead prosecutor, the R&B singer and his lawyers.

Kelly, who was born Robert Sylvester Kelly, has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography. He was charged in 2002 and is accused of allegedly engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl.

Kelly's attorneys haven't conceded that he is on the tape, saying his likeness may have been computer generated. They have also tried to raise doubts about the identity and age of the girl.

The case has been hit with delay after delay. Since being charged, Kelly has had six best-selling albums and three nationwide tours.

The 40-year-old singer has said he'll survive his legal tribulations.

"I'm going through my own struggle ... and you're either gonna fold or you're going to stand," Kelly told The Associated Press in 2005, "and I believe in standing."
 

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Considering the charges, he really hasn't felt all that much heat or backlash, and we all know why.
 
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I'm surprised the NAACP hasn't issued a "let's not rush to judgement" statement about this too. I guess it didn't apply during the Duke Lacrosse case when they were calling for heads to roll. Fucking *******.
 

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I'm surprised the NAACP hasn't issued a "let's not rush to judgement" statement about this too. I guess it didn't apply during the Duke Lacrosse case when they were calling for heads to roll. Fucking *******.
Of course it didn't apply - we all know that all white folk is bad according to the NAACP.

And yes, I know that statement is grammatically incorrect - I was trying to talk like a sparkling wiggle.