For the first time in two decades, R. Kelly's former goddaughter took the stand as a prosecution witness.
The woman testified at Kelly's federal trial in Chicago that she had sexual contact with Kelly at the age of 14.
Jane began to cry as she was asked to describe sexual encounters that Kelly recorded, including the now-infamous tape at the center of Kelly's 2008 child pornography trial.
She said that one of the videos would show Jane and Kelly having sex in the living room of his home. She said that he told her to refer to her genitalia as 14 years old. She cried as she said that he urinated on her.
Jane testified that Kelly appeared to hand her money before they had sex in the jacuzzi room in Kelly's basement.
Jane cried audibly when the prosecutor asked why he gave her money, because he wanted it to appear that she was a prostitution.
Jane looked down at the table she was sitting at. Kelly was seated at the defense table.
She said that their sex acts became sexual when she was a teenager. Jane calmly replied, "Because that's when I lost my virginity!"
Jane recruited other teenage girls at Kelly's request to have sex with them. She said the encounters happened in Kelly's home on West George Street, his Near West Side recording studio, on tour buses, and in hotels in Chicago and elsewhere.
Two of the other minor victims are expected to testify against Kelly.
Jane had to identify two photos of herself from her childhood in order to show how young she looked at the encounters. The first was taken when she was a sophomore in high school and shows her smiling while holding a basketball. She said she met Kelly when she was in a music group at 13 years old.
Jane and her parents had always denied that Kelly ever had an inappropriate relationship with her. Jane wasn't called to testify at Kelly's 2008 trial for child pornography, even though she was the girl on the tape.
Kelly and his associates are accused of paying off Jane and her family in order to rig his trial. He was found not guilty on those charges.
When Chicago police began investigating her relationship with Kelly in 2000 she denied it because he had told her he would ruin her.
She said that Kelly told her that she did a good job answering their questions.
When her aunt told her there was a sex tape that was going to go public, things went from bad to worse. Kelly stressed how important it was to deny it.
She said that Kelly met with Jane and her parents to tell them the truth about their relationship and apologize to them. Jane testified that she just remembers her father leaving. He said he couldn't help you. The man was hysterical.
They were sent to the Bahamas and Mexico so they wouldn't be accessible to the police and the media.
Jane said that Robert wanted them to leave the country to clear their heads and figure out how to proceed.
Jane told the jury that she was star-struck when she first met Kelly after he attended a performance of her music group.
She said she was excited that a successful person said she was gifted.
When she was a child, she would visit Kelly's studio with her aunt and uncle.
She said that she should ask Kelly to be her mentor.
Jane testified that she was told to sit on his lap and rub his head to get him to help her. Kellychuckled a bit and said yes.
They took a sexual turn after that. She said that she had long phone conversations with him. She was young.
Kelly gave alcohol for the first time when she was 14.
She said it would take her away from the moment.
Jane kept her calm on the witness stand, keeping her gaze on the prosecutor, pausing at times to sweep her braids off her shoulder or wipe her eyelashes.
Kelly didn't show much reaction to her testimony. After the witness identified Kelly in the courtroom, the judge ordered everyone to remove their masks and Jane said she saw the singer sitting at the defense table.
After Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeannice Appenteng asked Jane to identify another article of clothing, Kelly's attorney said loudly into her microphone, "So stipulated." The person is Mr. Kelly.
The man who bought the house in 2001 was called to testify by the prosecutors. He came to find R. Kelly.
Police evidence technicians took pictures of the wood-paneled room on the tape that Kelly is accused of filming at that home.
Matthew found out that a smoke detector in one of the bedrooms wasn't actually a smoke detector, but a hidden video camera. He removed the button feature because he thought it was a safety hazard.
A basketball court in the George Street home was an homage to Kelly's success with a large cartoon mural on one wall depicting the characters from the movie "Space Jam."
Photos presented by the government show a likeness of Kelly on the court in red uniform and sunglasses. He was winning by two points with one second to go in the game. Some in the crowd of cartoon characters held up signs.
The Colorado Room had faux wood walls and an accent wall that looked like fake stone. There was a hot tub in the room.
The photos of the master bedroom were presented by prosecutors and included closeups of the escape button and the smoke detector.
Kelly wore a blue suit. A marshal came out to the table and asked for a tie before the court started.
The retired Chicago police detective who investigated the initial allegations of sexual abuse against Kelly was cross-examined on Thursday.
Daniel said that when he spoke to the girl's parents in 2000 they denied that the girl had a relationship with Kelly.
He got a tape from a Chicago Sun-Times journalist and was able to recognize Jane on it. The center of Kelly's case was that video.
The tape had chain-of-custody issues.
On cross-examination from Bonjean, he mentioned that he interviewed a friend of Jane's. The person is going to testify under a different name.
There is no indication in the reports that Pinky said she had sex with Kelly. He testified that Pinky's mother and father denied any involvement in the abuse depicted on the videotape.
The psychologists testimony was intended to give context or explanation for some of the witnesses behavior, including that victims often keep their abuse secret.
The tape is one of four at the center of the child pornography charges against Kelly, who is also accused along with other people of conspiring to rig his 2008 trial.
Prosecutors painted Kelly as a serial predator who had sexual contact with hundreds of girls. Pinky and Jane are two of the five women who will testify that Kelly sexually abused them when they were teenagers.
The case hinges on the testimony of liars, extortionists, and people who engaged in the business of pornography.
After a full day of jury selection, opening statements began. The 12 jurors and six alternates were sworn in on Tuesday and one was replaced on Wednesday because of a medical problem. Evidence and arguments will be heard over the next four weeks.
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