The latest development in R. Kelly‘s legal saga surrounds today’s opening statements in his Chicago federal trial. The R&B singer is facing charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice relating to a 2008 case of a similar nature involving five victims as reported by CNN.Today, the court heard the case’s opening statements from the defendant and plaintiff, just a few days after his manager was convicted for threatening a screening of Surviving R. Kelly.

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Prosecutors began the hearing with the following: “The defendant, Robert Kelly, had sex with multiple children. He made videotapes of himself having sex with children.” The prosecutor also pointed to two of Kelly’s co-defendants, ex-associates who allegedly knew of his crimes and helped cover them up.

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The prosecution’s opening statements also mentioned “Jane,” the main accuser from the 2008 case that was allegedly videotaped multiple times having encounters with the R&B singer at the age of 14. They also confirmed Jane will testify in this case. According to the prosecution, Kelly engaged in various methods to keep Jane and her family quiet, including flying them out of the country and having his employees hide their identity or any connection to the individuals.