R Kelly breaks silence on child porn charges

Singer pleads for people to stop asking him about the case

R Kelly has made a plea for people to stop asking him about the charges of child pornography he faced and was cleared of earlier this year.

Kelly said that now the case was closed the question of whether he was innocent had been answered.

“If you were charged with something and found innocent, then you can’t be found guilty for being found innocent,” he told Black Entertainment Television.

R Kelly was cleared of child pornography charges in June. The charges, first made in 2002, were for 21 counts of making and owning child pornography.

When asked by the TV channel if he had a weakness for teenage girls, the singer said: “When you say teenage, how old do you mean?

“I have some 19-year-old friends, but I don’t like anyone illegal if that’s what we are talking about, underage.”