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R&B singer R Kelly heads to trial on sex abuse charges

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By Brendan Pierson and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – R. Kelly will be in a Brooklyn court on Monday as jury selection begins in his sex trafficking trial, where a conviction could result in decades in prison for the Grammy-winning R&B singer. Federal prosecutors charged Kelly, 54, with leading an entourage of managers, bodyguards and others to recruit women and girls for him to have sex with and abuse, and to produce pornography, including child pornography. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to a nine-count indictment that includes accusations of racketeering, bribery, extortion and demandi…

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