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Casshew
02-01-2004, 10:17 AM
Kelly Lawyers Want Nude Pics Nixed

R. Kelly is fighting to keep a couple of his candid-camera moments out of court.

While he awaits trial in Chicago on 21 charges of child pornography stemming from a widely circulated sex tape, the embattled R&B star's lawyers in his other kiddie-porn case are petitioning a Florida judge to suppress a dozen digital nude photos of Kelly with an unidentified teen girl that were confiscated during a police raid of his Orlando home in June of 2002.

The camera-ready crooner (full name Robert Sylvester Kelly) was arrested in a Miami hotel on Jan. 22, 2003, and was booked on 12 counts of possessing child pornography. These are in addition to the 21 counts he faces in Illinois.

Kelly's attorney, Ron Toward, told the judge that the pictures--the supposed smoking gun in the Florida case--should be tossed out on a technicality. Toward claims Polk County police did not have the proper search warrant.

The search reportedly turned up three digital photos showing the 37-year-old "I Believe I Can Fly" singer engaged in sex acts with the teen girl. Nine other photos were of the naked girl by herself.

After turning over the evidence to the state attorney's office, Kelly was taken into custody seven months later, after officials were finally able to determine the identity of the underage girl.


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