R Kelly belongs in jail not on cruises:
On February 3, 2002, a video allegedly showing Kelly engaging in sex with, and urinating on
, an allegedly underage woman surfaced. The story, which was released by an unknown source, was sent to the Chicago Sun-Times
, the newspaper that broke the story. Kelly denied that he was the man in the video.
Bootleg copies of that tape became widely available on the black market and over file sharing
In June 2002, Kelly was indicted in Chicago on 21 counts of having sex with a minor, which were later reduced to soliciting a minor for child pornography
, seven counts of videotaping the acts, and seven counts of producing child pornography.
That same month, authorities searched Kelly's house in Davenport, Florida
. Officers found an unusual amount of commercially manufactured and distributed adult porn in a room.
During the search officers also obtained pictures of an allegedly underage woman on a digital camera – wrapped in a towel in a duffel bag.
Kelly was arrested in January 2003 on those charges. In March 2004, these charges were dropped due to a lack of probable cause
for the search warrants.