R. Kelly convicted of multiple child pornography and enticement charges, acquitted on others


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Grammy-winning R&B star R. Kelly leaves the Cook County courthouse after a hearing on multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse case, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 22, 2019. Jurors in the Chicago federal trial for R. Kelly and two of his former associates have reached a verdict, Kelly’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, told CNN.

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(CNN) — R. Kelly was convicted of multiple child pornography charges at a Chicago federal trial and acquitted on others, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Kelly was convicted on three of four child pornography counts and acquitted on charges that he conspired to obstruct justice at his 2008 trial which stemmed from a 2002 state case.

He was also found guilty on three of five counts of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Jurors deliberated for about 10 hours after listening to three weeks-worth of testimony, including from one woman who testified anonymously that Kelly sexually abused her and recorded the interactions when she was as young as 14.

The woman was one of five minors who prosecutors allege Kelly sexually abused in the late 1990s by making explicit videos with four of them.

This is a developing story.