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Jurors View Alleged R. Kelly Sex Tape

(FROM AP) – Jurors in the R. Kelly child pornography trial viewed the notorious 27-minute sex tape on Tuesday (May 20), which prosecutors claim shows the R&B singer engaging in ''vile, disturbing, and disgusting sex acts'' with an underage girl. The prosecution told the court that the tape, shown just hours after opening statements, depicts Kelly having sex with a girl who was as young as 13 years old when it was made between Jan. 1, 1998, and Nov. 1, 2000. Defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. used his opening statements to tell jurors that Kelly was not the man on the tape, calling into question the video's origins as well as the identity of the girl depicted. The 23-year-old woman prosecutors say was a minor at the time of the taping also denies that she's the person on the video. Prosecutor Shauna Boliker told the court that she would not be calling the alleged victim to the stand, but did not explain why. Adam told jurors the woman is not being called to testify because she isn't the person prosecutors say is shown in the tape. Kelly has pleaded not guilty and faces up to 15 years if convicted. (AP via Yahoo!)

Originally posted May 21, 2008