Singer and convicted intercourse wrongdoer R. Kelly has been denied all motions for acquittal and a brand new federal trial, Chicago Federal Pass judgement on Harry Leinenweber dominated on Thursday. 

Kelly, 56, was once sentenced to 30 years in jail in 2022 on 9 counts that integrated “sexual exploitation of kids” and “transportation of girls and women in interstate trade to have interaction in unlawful sexual task.” He was once convicted of 3 kid pornography fees and 3 counts of kid enticement in Chicago final yr.

The disgraced singer’s legal professionals filed the movement for a brand new trial on Feb. 4, pointing out that the primary witness within the trial misled jurors when she stated she was once unsure on whether or not she could be searching for financial damages from the case. The movement was once denied lower than two weeks later. 

The nameless celebrity witness, recognized most effective as “Jane,” testified that Kelly started sexually abusing her when she was once simply 14 years previous, even filming their encounters. 

“Just because Jane and her legal professional thought to be the opportunity of restitution does no longer imply she lied all the way through her testimony,” wrote Leinenweber. “Jane’s testimony was once that she was once unsure. Her testimony was once no longer that she was once no longer meaning to pursue restitution.”

Kelly’s Feb. 23 sentencing will continue as scheduled over the September 2002 convictions of kid pornography and sexual enticement. 

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