R Kelly trial news: Kansas City man Charles Freeman testifies singer promised him M to recover stolen sex tapes

R Kelly trial news: Kansas City man Charles Freeman testifies singer promised him $1M to recover stolen sex tapes

CHICAGO (TOC) — A Kansas Metropolis man testified Wednesday that he tracked down intercourse tapes on the request of R. Kelly and his associates for cash.

The federal government’s case in opposition to the R&B singer centered one proof concerning the conspiracy allegations in opposition to him and his co-defendants to allegedly keep away from conviction in a Cook dinner County case.

Charles Freeman testified he was promised $1 million to get video tapes stolen from Kelly. Freeman mentioned he was despatched to a house in Georgia to recuperate the tapes.

He mentioned he watched one, and informed the jury, “I noticed Robert Kelly with a younger woman having intercourse.”

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Freeman mentioned he was pressured to take a polygraph take a look at earlier than he obtained paid by Kelly’s staff, and in the course of the take a look at he was requested if it was the one tape.

Freeman mentioned a lot of the negotiations had been with Kelly’s enterprise supervisor and now-co-defendant Derrel McDavid.

Freeman testified McDavid assured him Kelly appreciated his efforts, saying, “He mentioned he loves you and he appreciates you. You’re going to get all of your cash.”

In 2008, Freeman testified that the opposite co-defendant, Milton June Brown, gave him $10,000 and that Brown mentioned of Kelly, “He mentioned, you realize Rob obtained you.”

Freeman mentioned he was paid lots of of 1000’s of {dollars} over time, however wanting the $1 million, regardless of two lawsuits and threatening to inform the media. He additionally testified that he saved a duplicate of the tape.

So in 2019, when Freeman heard federal brokers had been coming after him for allegedly holding baby pornography for Kelly, he turned over the tape and entered into an immunity take care of federal prosecutors.

A lady testified final week she was the 14-year-old within the video that Freeman recovered. The federal government is predicted to name 4 different girls to testify in addition they had inappropriate contact with Kelly once they had been minors.

In 2008, Kelly was tried and acquitted for baby pornography in a Cook dinner County case. In that trial, {the teenager} in a video didn’t cooperate with prosecutors.

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