A Chicago jury came back with a not guilty verdict in the case accusing Grammy-winning musician R. Kelly of performing sex acts on a 13-year-old girl and videotaping it. He got off on all counts, avoiding a 15-year prison term.
His lawyer said Kelly was not guilty because a mole on his back isn't visible in the video, and that the now-23-year-old victim not only failed to appear, a grand jury heard testimony from her that the girl in the video was not her.
Witnesses called by both sides to identify the girl in the video contradicted each other. It took six years for the case to go to trial. Kelly could be seen hugging his lawyers after the verdict was handed down.