R. Kelly to face federal trial in Chicago on charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice
Nearly two months after he was convicted and handed a 30-year prison sentence in New York on charges of federal racketeering and sex- trafficking
disgraced musician R. Kelly is set to return to court for a second federal trial,
this time on charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice, in his hometown of Chicago.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in a case that stems from the complaints of several women who allege that Kelly, 55, lured them into sex acts while they were underage
At least two are expected to testify, according to court documents.
This trial is expected to resurface accusations brought against Kelly, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly,
14 years ago in a state trial on charges of child pornography for which he was eventually acquitted.
Illinois federal prosecutors allege that Kelly obstructed justice in that 2008 criminal trial in Cook County