R. Kelly is spending decades in prison. However, his legal nightmare is still not coming to an end as opening statements in R. Kelly’s new criminal trial in Chicago focused heavily on the 2008 child pornography allegation and it includes claims of Kelly having sexual contact with children.

On Wednesday, the prosecutors began the trial in front of the jury. According to them, Kelly allegedly had sex with many children and videotaped them as well. Also, they accused two co-defendants who were once Kelly’s associates and who they claimed knew about the incident as it was happening and helped in keeping it under wraps.

According to the prosecutors,

“The defendant, Robert Kelly, had sex with multiple children. He made videotapes of himself having sex with children,”

The woman who was at the center of the 2008 case and who was allegedly videotaped having sex with Kelly when she was 14 years old was also mentioned. Prosecutors identified her as “Jane” and claimed that she will testify in this case regarding what happened with Kelly.

Prosecutors claim that Kelly went to great lengths to reportedly buy and send Jane and her family out of the country at his expense and have his staff do everything it took to hide her name and any connection to some videos. Three of the four tapes that are being used in this trial will be shown to the jury, according to the prosecution. The alleged victim from 2008 appears to be mentioned on at least one of those records, and the other tapes might be about other purported victims from the past.

Kelly has been charged with having sex with at least four minors and with rigging the 2008 trial, which resulted in his acquittal. However, Kelly’s lawyers retaliated. Kelly’s current attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, claims that her client is the victim of a mob mentality prosecution that came way too late and was obviously meant to portray him as a monster.

Bonjean referred to his accusers as “criminals” who had attempted to extort Kelly while also having immunity agreements with these prosecutors. In addition, Bonjean claimed that one recording that the prosecution has mentioned but won’t show doesn’t exist.

While insisting that her client was innocent, Bonjean did refer to him as “imperfect.” R. Kelly has already received a 30-year prison term after being found guilty of federal sex offenses in New York. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.

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