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Jon Seidel covers federal courts for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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417 Articles
3 months ago
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Two R. Kelly accusers take stand, say they were sexually abused by singer while underage

The testimony from “Pauline” and “Tracy” comes as federal prosecutors say their case against the imprisoned singer is...

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3 months ago
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R. Kelly trial resumes Friday with Lisa Van Allen’s 2nd day on the stand

Van Allen said Kelly filmed threesomes with her and a 14-year-old girl, a claim she made in testimony in the singer’s...

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3 months ago
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R. Kelly trial continues as prosecutors outline singer’s scramble to recover sex tapes

Defense lawyers have cast witnesses who are still expected to testify about the hunt for the tapes as as opportunists...

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3 months ago
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R. Kelly lawyers to question man who allegedly tracked down tapes showing sex abuse of minor girl

Charles Freeman said he located tapes for the singer ahead of his 2002 indictment on child pornography charges and wa...

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3 months ago
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R. Kelly child pornography trial turns to conspiracy to hide sex tapes

Prosecutors have alleged Kelly and his co-defendants scrambled to hide witnesses and collect incriminating tapes ahea...

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3 months ago
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R. Kelly prosecutors turn focus to obstruction-of-justice conspiracy

Kelly is already serving a 30-year federal prison sentence for his racketeering conviction last year in New York. In ...

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3 months ago
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R. Kelly trial resumes Monday. Here’s what happened last week

In over four hours of testimony, a woman described meeting Kelly as a starstruck 12-year-old and, by age 14, being ab...

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3 months ago
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R. Kelly lawyers to question woman who says Kelly sexually abused her as minor

Now 37, the woman, referred to in court as Jane, told jurors Thursday that she had been sexually abused “hundreds” of...

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4 months ago
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R. Kelly trial enters second day of testimony

Prosecutors say they will call multiple women who claim they had sex with R&B star as minors during the trial.

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4 months ago
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R. Kelly trial’s opening statements set to begin

Now that the jury has been selected, opening statements will start in R. Kelly’s second Chicago trial.

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4 months ago
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2nd day of jury selection begins in R. Kelly trial

Nearly half of the more than 60 prospective jurors screened on Monday were dismissed, some because of the hardship th...

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4 months ago
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Jury selection begins in R. Kelly’s 2nd Chicago trial

Coming on the heels of his sentencing in New York, the trial marks a new low for Kelly, whose popularity had remained...

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