The chiefs have decided the footage has nothing to do with the child sex charges facing the R&B star...
Four alleged R Kelly sex tapes that were handed to the CHICAGO Police Department have been declared irrelevant to the child sex charges the R&B star faces.
The investigation into R Kelly, which originates from a 26-minute tape said to show the embattled singer having sex with a 14-year-old girl, resulted in 21 charges being brought. He has denied any criminal activity and pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing in June.
Police decided that the new tapes, which according to reports on mtv.com, were left in a motor home in Florida, contained no incriminatory evidence of R Kelly having sex with minors.
R Kelly’s legal team reacted angrily to this episode. “The speed at which Chicago police leaked the initial reports of the tapes and their subsequent announcement that they had no relevance to Robert’s charges confirms what we’ve been saying all along,” R Kelly‘s attorney Ed Genson said, “that they’re doing everything they can to smear Robert and prejudice the jury pool.”
R Kelly is due in court on August 7. If found guilty, he faces up to 15 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.