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R. Kelly Sex Trial: Peers Wanted

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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The child pornography trial of oversexed R&B kingpin R. Kelly heads into its third day of jury selection, and as expected, the defense is happily noting that each and every step is potential grounds for future dismissal. After two black jurors were excused Monday, the defense accused the prosecution of deliberately, deliberately, excluding African-Americans from the pool. (Could it possibly be that finding an unbiased juror, black or white, in one of the nation's most widely satirized cases might be a wee bit difficult?) Judge Vincent Gaughan defended the dismissals and there are currently three of twelve jurors selected. Kelly is accused or filming himself peeing on a young girl's face and various other sex acts, which, if convicted, could earn him 15 years in prison. Read the full back story in which Kelly proclaims his innocence, his lookalike brother says he was asked to take the fall, and everyone remembers Kelly's dead ex wife Aliyah in's field guide to the R. Kelly sex trial.

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