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Woman Was Frequently Abused By R. Kelly

Bryan Dijkhuizen
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

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On Thursday, a woman who has been at the center of R. Kelly's legal woes for more than two decades claimed that the R&B singer sexually assaulted her "hundreds" of times before she was 18 years old, beginning when she was only 15 years old.

"He would say sexual things"

At Kelly's trial for child pornography and obstruction of justice, a woman who is now 37 years old testified that when she was 13 years old in the late 1990s, she asked the Grammy award-winning singer to be her godfather because she looked up to him as an inspiration and a mentor.

The woman testified that she did this because she saw Kelly as an inspiration and a mentor.

Within a few of weeks, she said, Kelly would contact her and make sexual comments. She said that the first time he grabbed her breasts or other areas of her body was when she was about 14 years old in a recording studio in Chicago. She also claimed that around the same time, he "began penetration" at his house on the North Side of Chicago.

She informed the jury that she was 15 years old when they had their first sexual encounter together. Kelly, who is now 55 years old, was probably around 30 years old at the time.

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