State rests in Kelly trial

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The state has rested its case in the R. Kelly child porn trial.

Prosecutor Shauna Boliker had no further questions for star witness Lisa Van Allen after today's late lunch break.

The state had been expected to call a medical expert who would testify about the alleged victim's likely age on the notorious sex tape. But at 4:45 p.m., Boliker announced that the state had called its last witness.

Kelly's attorneys are due to begin presenting their case Wednesday morning. The jury will have tomorrow off.

Sun-Times reporter Jim DeRogatis must appear in court tomorrow, Judge Gaughan said. Gaughan ruled Friday that DeRogatis must testify for the defense.

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It's not lookin' good for R.Kelly's defense. If he were smart (and his repeated actions suggests that he is anything but smart) he'd stop the proceedings and ask for a plea deal. Unless his defense team has some Perry Mason-type surprise witness that is going to vindicate him (highly unlikely) then he is COOKED! And they don't look kindly on pedophiles in prison...much less a rich, celebrity pedophile.

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