Mole defense takes a beating

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Prosecutors began the R. Kelly trial by telling the jury they'd see the sex tape at the center of the case "frame by disgusting frame."

Thursday they did just that, in super-slow motion. It showed just what the defense said it wouldn't: a dark spot on the man in the tape's back.

The location of the spot on the man's back appears to correspond closely with the location of a mole on Kelly's back - slightly to the left of his spine, a few inches above his waist.

Forensic video analyst Grant Fredericks, a video expert who examined the sex tape in detail, said it was "impossible" that the tape had been digitally manipulated.

Cross-examining Fredericks, defense attorney Ed Genson suggested that the spot was unclear in some of the frames, suggesting it was a digital glitch. "It comes and goes," Genson said.

But Fredericks said it could not be a glitch, adding that the spot "tracks with him and moves with (the man on the tape's) body."

Kelly's attorneys have repeatedly tried to suggest that the tape has been staged or altered with special effects, but Fredericks said it was "intact and unmodified," although he agreed that it was "likely" a fourth-generation copy.

Slowly and methodically, he also compared photos of the basement hot tub room in Kelly's home to the tape, matching dozens of knots on the wood paneling.

"It's kinda like looking at the stars - you can then map them all out," he said.


Reporters and courtroom observers had today been hoping for the explosive testimony of the Atlanta woman who says she participated in a threesome with Kelly and the alleged victim.

But Fredericks' slow, painstaking and at times dull testimony could end up being more important in deciding Kelly's fate.

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All the hungry eyed old menopausal dried up "cougars"still thinking they got it and trying to give samples away and he has to go rape a child now we dont have to worry about whats hes working with LOL

listen everyone, we all know that R.Kelly is a musical genius and we all have enjoyed his music, I like everything the man ever did, however, there are two things that I would like to say, those girl knew exactly what they were doing, they were know virgins at all, they saw an oppt. and jumped on it, he did not forced or rape any of these girls they were old enough to know right from wrong they made the choice,: question. " where were the parents of these so called victims? R.Kelly might need some counseling for his appetite for young girls but again I say these were no innocent,harmless little girl. good luck Kell!!

Great idea anoyomouse! But do you think its possible you and R Kelly could make it to counseling together? Families from all over would appreciate that.

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