- Mar 21, 2007
CHICAGO - The jury in the R. Kelly child pornography case has informed the judge that it's reached a verdict after less than a day of deliberations.
Judge Vincent Gaughan is scheduled to read the verdict this afternoon.
Kelly is charged with 14 counts of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl, who prosecutors say was as young as 13. If convicted, he faces a minimum of four years in prison and a maximum of 15 years. He would also have to register as a sex offender in Illinois.
The jurors nine men and three women were given the case Thursday afternoon after attorneys for both sides completed their closing arguments.
A key question for the jurors was whether they believe it was Kelly in the video as prosecutors contend or if they agree with Kelly's attorneys that he isn't the man in the video.
This story will be updated as it develops.