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R. Kelly Hearing Postponed



According to SOHH.com:

As a trial date seemingly loomed closer, the hearing for R&B superstar R.Kelly has once again been pushed back.

In opposition to published media accounts, a hearing for Kelly's trial was scheduled for October 13 (not his actual trial). Yet according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office, the date has been rescheduled for October 27th.

The hearing will consist of pre-trial motions and a final date for the actual trial could be set during the proceedings.

As previously reported by SOHH, the singer is facing 14 counts of child pornography, stemming from a video tape released in February of 2002 by an unknown source, that was sent to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The clip allegedly shows the crooner engaging in sex with an underage female. The female in the video is allegedly the then 14 year-old niece of Sparkle, one of the singer's former artists and protégés.

Since his arrest, Kelly has vigorously denied that the man in the video is actually him. The suspected victim and her parents have also publicly denied that she is the person on the tape.

The tape, which was widely bootlegged and made available to the public, furthered wide spread debate on whether or not the man in the video was indeed Kelly.

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