R. Kelly’s Chicago trial: Everything you need to know.R&B star and convicted sex offender R. Kelly is due to face another federal jury trial this week as platoons of prosecutors and lawyers gird for a second attempt to convict him again as a sexual predator. Kelly’s next trial is due to start Monday in his hometown of Chicago, 11 months after he was convicted in a first federal trial in New York, and seven weeks after he was sentenced to 30 years in prison on racketeering and sex trafficking charges.
Convicted sex offender #RKelly is due to face another federal jury trial this week. Why is he back in court?— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) August 15, 2022
Short answer: he's been charged with similar crimes in separate cases in two federal courts and in two state courts. This is the second.https://t.co/CvNzl5Bq2z
#RKelly is facing 13 charges in Chicago, including producing child pornography, enticing a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) August 15, 2022
And there are two co-defendants, Derrel McDavid and Milton "June" Brown.https://t.co/CvNzl5Bq2z
The jury in this new #RKelly trial is also slightly different. They will be "confidential," meaning only the judge, lawyers and defendants will know the names and background of the jurors.https://t.co/CvNzl5Bq2z— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) August 15, 2022