birdwatcher (birdwatcher) wrote,

Движение me too

Chicago Tribune -- It was clear from his trial in 2008 that R. Kelly is a bad guy. It was hard to grasp how a jury could have acquitted him of child pornography after watching the videotape that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

But what choice did they have when the girl in the video, by then a 23-year-old woman, insisted it was not her?

Eleven years ago, the young woman in question, Kelly’s goddaughter, wanted nothing to do with prosecutors who were attempting to put Kelly behind bars. She refused to testify. So did her parents. And Kelly walked out of the Chicago courtroom a free man.

Now, she has had a change of heart. The attorney representing the woman, now in her 30s, said she is cooperating with federal authorities who recently secured two new indictments against Kelly, in addition to the state charges he already faces in Illinois. That’s a very brave step for someone traumatized so young.

Умираю хочу быть присяжным в этом деле.
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