US prosecutors of the sex trafficking trial against R. Kelly have rested their case following weeks of testimony from several people who claim they were sexually abused by the singer or witnessed him abuse others.
The defense will now have to counter their testimonies and prove Kelly did not commit any of the crimes that were mentioned.
Over the past few weeks, the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer has been accused of giving several victims STDs without disclosing his status, locking victims in rooms at his home and physically and sexually abusing them.
On Monday, Larry Hood, a childhood friend of Kelly, testified that he never saw him misbehave with any young girls.
Kelly is currently charged with eight violations of the Mann Act — a federal anti-sex trafficking law — and racketeering. He has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.