R. Kelly sexually abused teenage boy he met in McDonald’s and bribed officials for information about his legal case, prosecutors allege

R. Kelly appears in court in Chicago in 2019.
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  • New York prosecutors filed a 55-page motion seeking permission to admit new evidence in R. Kelly’s trial.
  • The filing alleges that Kelly bribed officials and sexually abused underage boys.
  • The disgraced R&B singer is due to stand trial on August 9 in New York on racketeering charges.
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On Friday, prosecutors in New York filed a 55-page motion asking a judge for permission to admit new evidence in R. Kelly’s sexual abuse trial.

Federal prosecutors say they have evidence of several previously uncharged crimes committed by Kelly, including bribing officials for information and sexually abusing underage boys.

The R&B singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, 54, is set to face trial on August 9th in a federal court in New York. He faces racketeering charges for allegedly running an elaborate criminal enterprise to kidnap and sexually exploit young women.

The original New York indictment from March 2020 refers to six victims. The latest court filing refers to 20 Jane Does, and 2 John Does, according to NPR.

One of the new allegations made by prosecutors is that in 2006 Kelly began a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy he met at a McDonald’s in Chicago.

According to the filing, the boy introduced Kelly to a second teenage boy aged 16 or 17, with who Kelly also had a sexual relationship with. Prosecutors allege that the singer coerced the second boy to have sex with others, which he often videotaped.

In the complaint, prosecutors added that they have a witness who claims Kelly made her download child pornography involving boys.

Prosecutors also allege that in 2019 R. Kelly bribed a Cook County clerk in Illinois in an attempt to gain information about his legal case following the release of the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly.

The document cites an audio recording of a phone call between Kelly and his “crisis manager.” They discuss bribing the clerk with $2,500 and providing them with a burner phone to relay information back to Kelly’s team.

Prosecutors also want to introduce evidence that in 1994 Kelly bribed an Illinois state employee with $500 to create a fake ID for the underage singer Aaliyah so that he could marry her. 

The court filing alleges that Kelly believed he had impregnated Aaliyah, then 15, and wanted to marry her, so she could not be made to testify against him in court. Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001.

Prosecutors also want to play videos and audio recordings for the jury, showing Kelly physically and verbally abusing women.

Other allegations in the filing include unlawful imprisonment, hush-money payments, and physical abuse.

Kelly remains in prison in Brooklyn and has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.

In addition to the New York trial, Kelly also faces charges of possessing child pornography and obstructing federal agents by bribing his victims in a separate case in Chicago, Illinois.

The Chicago trial is currently scheduled for September. 

If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visit their website to receive confidential support.

Thug, 34, who beat up ‘very attractive’ transgender woman when he discovered she had male genitalia after she performed a sex act on him is jailed for 16 months

  • Suhel Sood, 34, attacked the woman at a party in Reading in November 2020
  • During a sexual encounter, Sood discovered that she had male genitals and savagely beat her, leaving her with two black eyes and a huge bruise on her leg
  • He admitted assault causing bodily harm and was cleared of sexual assault
  • Judge Emma Knott said Sood had shown ‘no real remorse’ over the attack

A man has been jailed for 16 months for beating up a transgender woman after discovering she had male genitalia.

Suhel Sood, 34, attacked his ‘attractive’ victim, who has not been named for legal reasons, during an encounter at a party in Reading in which she performed a sex act on him.

Sood reached down towards the woman’s privates and found that she had male genitalia, Reading Crown Court heard on Monday.

He roared: ‘You’re a man!’ before launching a brutal assault on the woman, punching her repeatedly and slamming her head down on a washing machine.

The victim was called a ‘dog’ and forced by Sood to mop up her own blood before he allowed her to leave the party on November 14 2020. 

She had arrived earlier in the evening with a married man who was believed to be her partner.

The court heard how the woman had been left with two black eyes and ‘one continuous huge bruise from the thigh to the knee.’ 

Sood was cleared of sexual assault but jailed for 16 months after he admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

A man has been jailed for 16 months for beating up a transgender woman after discovering she had male genitalia. Suhel Sood, 34, attacked his ‘attractive’ victim, who has not been named, during an encounter at a party in Reading in which she performed a sex act on him

Prosecutor Oliver Weetch told the court that the assault ‘arose entirely from Mr Sood discovering that she [the victim] was transgender and thereafter assaulting her.’ 

Tom Holmes, defending, asked the judge not to sentence Sood on the basis that he targeted the victim based on prejudice.

‘His behaviour on that night was of course despicable. It gives an impression of him as a reckless, aggressive and frankly unlikable human being,’ Holmes said.

Judge Emma Knott told Sood he was ‘partying in a garage with others’ when the victim turned up with her partner – a married man who left early.

‘You were happy to entertain his girlfriend,’ the judge said

‘You were even happy to entertain his girlfriend after Billy went home to his wife. You were in the company of an attractive woman’.

In the course of consensual sexual activity, Sood discovered this ‘undeniably attractive woman was transgender’, the judge said.

‘And then things took a very ugly turn. You were perhaps fuelled by whiskey and cocaine and flew into a rage. From that moment, you had no concern at all for the woman.

‘You were concerned only by your own feelings. What you were concerned about was your reputation for fear of being a laughing stock. You sought to blame her. You threw words around like ‘deceit’. You accused her of raping you. There is no culpability on your part.

‘She is a woman, that is how she identifies.’

Judge Knott added: ‘Frankly, if you weren’t prepared to take the time to know more about her that is on you.

‘Maybe you will be a bit more careful in the future.

‘You discovered in your mind too late, you lost your temper. You hit her multiple times to the face, head and ear. Both eyes were black… her left eye was completely bloodshot. She had one continuous huge bruise from the thigh to the knee. And all of those were caused by you.

Speaking at Reading Crown Court (pictured) on Monday, Judge Emma Knott said Sood had ‘demonstrated no real remorse’ over the November 14 2020 attack

‘I am not sentencing you on the basis you inflicted those injuries with a spanner or a tool. You must have hit her very hard. This was a repeated and quite sustained assault… it must have been.

‘You have demonstrated no real remorse about your attack on her that night….. particularly that element of you making her clean up her own blood.

‘As if her transgender identity meant you would be contaminated by touching her own blood.’

The judge also noted Sood called his victim many names, including a ‘dog’.

Sood, of Reading, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was cleared of sexual assault, false imprisonment, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm charges and threats to kill.

Thug who beat up transgender woman when he discovered she had male genitalia is jailed for 16 months

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Took names with no last names, no birth certificates, no heritage of any kind, braved the Underground Railroad, survived the Civil War to enter into sharecropping… Learned to read and write out of sheer will and determination, faced the burning crosses of the KKK, everted their eyes at the black bodies swinging from ropes hung on trees… Fought in World Wars as soldiers to return to America as boys, marched in Birmingham, hosed in Selma, jailed in Wilmington, assassinated in Memphis, segregated in the South, ghettoed in the North, ignored in history books, stereotyped in Hollywood… and in spite of it all someone in your family line endured every era to make sure you would get here and you receive one rejection, face one obstacle, lose one friend, get overlooked, and you want to quit? How dare you entertain the very thought of quitting. People, you will never know survived from generation to generation so you could succeed. Don’t you dare let them down!

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7-year-old charged with rape, lawyer calls it ‘absurd’

BRASHER FALLS, N.Y. (WWNY) – A 7-year-old boy from Brasher Falls has been charged with rape.

State police didn’t release much information, but said the unidentified child was charged with third-degree rape on March 23.

Troopers say the incident was reported on Thanksgiving.

The child was cited and released. The case will be handled in Family Court.

Police say the investigation is continuing.

We spoke with a New York City attorney, who is with a group that handles youth defense cases.

“Instinctually, it shouldn’t happen that a 7 year old – I don’t think you even could really realize what you’re doing at 7 years old. So I think it’s absurd to charge a 7 year old with rape. They’d have to prove he actually physically committed this act, which to me it almost seems to be an impossibility,” said Anthony Martone, Queens Defenders, felony youth defense unit director.

He said it appears the boy is being charged as a juvenile delinquent. A bill pending in Albany would change the minimum age for being charged as a juvenile delinquent from 7 to 12.

Rose McGowan Rips DNC, Clintons — ‘I Believe Joe Biden Is a Rapist’

#METOO, 2 WORDSFmr Democrat, Celebrity, Rape Victim, Rose McGowan: ‘I Strongly Believe Joe Biden Is A Rapist’

Rumors of Democrats partaking in unspeakable acts of sexual abuse and satanism have been circulating the blogosphere for years.    Ironically, just as news has come to light suggesting there is in fact some ‘there,’ there, (Epstein, Weinstein, Weiner, Clinton, Biden, Prince Andrew …)  the social media giants and technocracy go into overdrive banning certain groups.  Go figure.

During a press conference this past Wednesday a reporter asked President Trump about this.

Reporter: “The crux of the theory is this belief that you are secretly saving the world from this satanic cult of pedophiles and cannibals. Does that sound like something that you are behind?

President Trump refused to denounce the ‘Q’ movement.  Instead, his answer left jaws agape…

President Trump“I haven’t heard that but is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing?If I can help save the world from problems, I’m willing to do it. 

I’m willing to put myself out there, and we are actually. We are saving the world from the radical Left philosophy that will destroy this country, and when this country is gone, the rest of the world would follow. That’s the importance of this country.”

According to (USSANEWS.com)… The president’s comments come as Facebook conducts a large-scale purge of QAnon accounts. The social media monopolist reportedly banned 900 pages and groups and 1,500 ads while restricting the reach of over 10,000 Instagram pages and 2,000 Facebook groups related to QAnon on Wednesday.

Was Facebook committing another in kind campaign donation to Democrats with this purge, or were their intentions pure? As always, we will leave that up to you to decide. Read this tweet that Hollywood actress Rose McGowan posted yesterday.

McGowan: “I was raped by a TOP Democratic donor.”  McGowan was undoubtedly referring to Harvey Weinstein.

“Hillary Clinton shutdown NBC’s expose of HW with one phone call from her spokesperson.

“I strongly believe that Joe Biden is a rapist.” A former Secret Service agent assigned to protect the VP characterizedBiden’s depraved sexual advances as “Weinstein Level” impropriety.

DNC had Bill Clinton, serial abuser of young women (Epstein & others) speak.” Consider the allegations leveled against former President Clinton, and other Democrats, and weigh that against the media’s silence.

ABC Reporter Amy Robach:.”It was unbelievable. We had Clinton…We had everything.”

Now compare that to what you would expect from the media if that level of accusation was made against President Trump.  Imagine if Epstein had held the same compromise over high level Republicans and their donors?  Since its Democrats… crickets.

For the record, rumors circulated around Barack Obama and a homosexual tryst with a man named Larry Sinclair.  Whether those rumors are true or not, if they are it would be in keeping with the Dems’ cult-like need for compromised officials who the party can control.

McGowan:

“I know more than you will ever know about their evil.”

The list goes on… Don’t forget Anthony Weiner and his amazing disappearing laptop.

Erik Prince on the NYPD and Weiner’s laptop:

I know, and this is from a very well-placed source of mine at 1PP, One Police Plaza in New York – the NYPD wanted to do a press conference announcing the warrants and the additional arrests they were making in this investigation, and they’ve gotten huge pushback, to the point of coercion, from the Justice Department, with the Justice Department threatening to charge someone that had been unrelated in the accidental heart attack death of Eric Garner almost two years ago.That’s the level of pushback the Obama Justice Department is doing against actually seeking justice in the email and other related criminal matters.”

If you’re wondering why Congress seems to be sabotaging the American people with criminal trade deals, and if you’re concerned with why the richest people around the world grow richer at the expense of the American taxpayer and their unborn progeny, then I suggest you consider the value all of this compromise holds for influencing people.

“I Know More Than You Will Ever Know About Their Evil”

Mother, step-father charged after 3-year-old dies after being beaten, sexually assaulted

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ALBANY, Ga. (WSVN) — Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl who died after she was hospitalized from a number of injuries they say were caused by her own step-father.

According to Albany Police, the 3-year-old child was taken to the hospital suffering numerous injuries after she was beaten and sexually assaulted.

Police said the child suffered from injuries to her ribs, swollen hands, hand trauma and more. Detectives said she also had old wounds as well.

Police said the girl later died, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Officers arrested the girl’s step-father, 20-year-old Gregory Parker, who faces several charges, including aggravated child molestation, rape, aggravated sodomy, battery and more.

Police also arrested the girl’s mother, 19-year-old Crystal Brooks. Investigators said Brooks not only knew about the abuse, but she was also present for it as well.

She has been charged with party to a crime.

Police continue to investigate.

 

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No Prison For Texas Teen Who Lied About Being Raped By 3 Black Men

She has pleaded guilty, saying she made up the story after cutting herself and her clothing.

 

A North Texas teenager who falsely claimed she was kidnapped and raped by three black men last March will likely serve no prison time.

On Thursday, 19-year-old Breana Harmon of Pottsboro pleaded guilty to four felony charges of tampering with physical evidence and government documents in relation to false reports of kidnapping and sexual assault.

“She’s very remorseful for what she did and what she said, and that’s why she decided to plead guilty,” Harmon’s attorney Bob Jarvis told the Sherman Herald Democrat. No suspects were ever identified or arrested in the case.

Harmon will be sentenced March 20. Her plea deal has two possible punishments: regular probation or deferred adjudication, which often involves fulfilling a requirement, such as treatment or community service. Neither involves prison time.

On March 8, 2017, Harmon was reported missing to the Denison Police Department after witnesses noticed the door to her vehicle was open with personal items, including a phone and keys, scattered on the ground.

A few hours later, Harmon walked into a church wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She said she had been kidnapped by three black males wearing ski masks, according to the Sherman Herald Democrat. Harmon claimed the men assaulted her and that she was raped by two men while a third held her down.

Investigators noticed inconsistencies in Harmon’s story within in a few days. Medical workers didn’t find evidence she had been raped, and the holes in a pair of blue jeans discovered at the alleged crime scene didn’t match her injuries, according to the Dallas Morning News.

“The puzzle pieces just weren’t coming together,” Denison Police Chief Jay Burch said, according to the Morning News.

Harmon told police two weeks later that she made up the rape and that cuts on her body were self-inflicted.

She told officers that she was upset after she and her fiancé had been fighting, according to the Herald Democrat. Harmon said she cut herself and her clothes, then made up the rape story because she didn’t want her family to be angry with her.

Burch said Harmon’s false allegations have hurt the community, especially its African-American residents.

“Breana [Harmon’s] hoax was also insulting to our community and especially offensive to the African-American community due to her description of the so-called suspects in her hoax,” Burch said, according to the Herald Democrat. “The anger and hurt caused from such a hoax are difficult and all so unnecessary.”

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Professor accusing Lt. Gov. Fairfax of sexual assault shares her story

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RICHMOND, Va. — Dr. Vanessa Tyson, the woman who came forward and accused Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her, has shared her story.

Tyson released her statement through her lawyers on Wednesday, days after Fairfax initially went public calling the accusations “totally fabricated.”

Tyson said she came forward February 1, after she learned Fairfax might become Governor of Virginia as a result of Governor Northam’s blackface yearbook photo page.

“This news flooded me with painful memories, bringing back feelings of grief, shame, and anger that stemmed from an incident with Mr. Fairfax that occurred in July 2004 during the Democratic National Convention in Boston,” Dr. Tyson’s statement read.

She explained the two met July 26, 2004, and crossed paths several times during the convention. She described their interactions as “cordial, but not flirtatious.”

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“On the afternoon of the third day of the Convention, July 28, 2004, Mr. Fairfax suggested that I get some fresh air by accompanying him on a quick errand to retrieve documents from his room in a nearby hotel. Given our interactions up to that time, I had no reason to feel threatened and agreed to walk with him to his hotel,” she said. “I stood in the entryway of the room and after he located the documents, he walked over and kissed me. Although surprised by his advance, it was not unwelcome and I kissed him back. He then took my hand and pulled me towards the bed. I was fully clothed in a pantsuit and had no intention of taking my clothes off or engaging in sexual activity.”

She said the consensual kissing “quickly turned into a sexual assault.”

“Mr. Fairfax put his hand behind my neck and forcefully pushed my head towards his crotch. Only then did I realize that he had unbuckled his belt, unzipped his pants, and taken out his penis. He then forced his penis into my mouth. Utterly shocked and terrified, I tried to move my head away, but could not because his hand was holding down my neck and he was much stronger than me,” she said.

“As I cried and gagged, Mr. Fairfax forced me to perform oral sex on him. I cannot believe, given my obvious distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual. To be very clear, I did not want to engage in oral sex with Mr. Fairfax and I never gave any form of consent. Quite the opposite. I consciously avoided Mr. Fairfax for the remainder of the Convention and I never spoke to him again.”

In a statement released hours before Tyson’s account went public, Fairfax said he wanted her treated with respect by the media and the public, but “I cannot agree with a description of events that I know is not true.”

He said at no time during the sexual encounter did Tyson express discomfort or concern and added she raised no concerns to him as they kept in touch in the months that followed.

“After the assault, I suffered from both deep humiliation and shame,” Tyson’s statement continued. “I did not speak about it for years. I (like most survivors) suppressed those memories and emotions as a necessary means to continue my studies, and to pursue my goal of building a successful career as an academic.”

Tyson said she went on to earn her Ph.D. and become a tenured professor.

Tyson said she first told friends about the alleged sexual assault in October 2017 ahead of Fairfax’s Lt. Governor election, which he went on to win.

“Years later, in October of 2017, I saw a picture of Mr. Fairfax accompanying an article in The Root about his campaign for Lt. Governor in Virginia. The image hit me like a ton of bricks, triggering buried traumatic memories and the feelings of humiliation I’d felt so intensely back in 2004,” she said. “Prior to reading the article. I had not followed Mr. Fairfax’s career and did not know that he was seeking public office. Unsure of what to do, I felt it was crucial to tell close friends of mine in Virginia, who were voters, about the assault.”

“I have never wavered in my account because I am telling the truth,” Tyson added.

Tyson said it has been extremely difficult to relive the traumatic experience but felt compelled to set the record straight.

“I have no political motive. My only motive in speaking now is to refute Mr. Fairfax’s falsehoods and aspersions of my character, and to provide what I believe is important information for Virginians to have as they make critical decisions that involve Mr. Fairfax.”

Earlier this week, Fairfax revealed that the Washington Post had investigated the claim last year and, in his words, opted not to publish due to “the absence of any evidence corroborating the allegation, significant red flags, and inconsistencies within the allegation.”

The Post disputed Fairfax’s statement, but stated the woman and Fairfax told different stories about what happened, and reporters could not corroborate either version so they did not run a story.

A decision that Tyson says made her feel “powerless, frustrated, and completely drained.”

“Again, I tried to bury memories of this painful incident and focus on my work and my students, wrote Tyson in the statement.

Fairfax made no additional comments about the Tyson statement when asked Wednesday at the Virginia State Capitol. However, he released the following statement just after 5 p.m.

Reading Dr. Tyson’s account is painful. I have never done anything like what she suggests.

As I said in my statement this morning, I have nothing to hide.

Any review of the circumstances would support my account, because it is the truth. I take this situation very seriously and continue to believe Dr. Tyson should be treated with respect. But, I cannot agree to a description of events that simply is not true.

I support the aims of the MeToo movement and I believe that people should always be heard and the truth should be sought. I wish Dr. Tyson the best as I do our Commonwealth.

This is a developing story.

Man who brutally raped and killed 7-year-old Black girl in casino bathroom seeks parole, writes pathetic apology letter to girl’s family – theGrio

A California man who brutally raped and choked a 7-year-old black girl to death inside a casino bathroom stall is asking for mercy to be released from prison early despite having no parole, reports the Atlanta Black Star.

Jeremy Strohmeyer was 18 when he accosted Sherrice Iverson in a Las Vegas casino in 1997 by raping her and then murdering her inside a bathroom stall.

Strohmeyer avoided the death penalty by admitting guilt and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Now at age 39, his attorney wants the court to reconsider his case arguing that his brain was underdeveloped at the time of the ruthless killing. But that doesn’t sit well with the detective who investigated the case.

“The innocence of the victim, the brutality of the murder, and the cavalier attitude of the killer,” retired Metro detective Phil Ramos recalled of the incident. “I still remember taking the confession from him and he described in brutal detail how he molested little Sherrice.”

Ozzie Fumo believes that Strohmeyer should be re-sentenced. He argues that his tumultuous childhood, his mother’s mental illness and being put up for adoption, contributed to the killer’s mental state.

Ramos contests that claim.

“He was not immature,” he said of Strohmeyer. “He’s a cold-blooded killer and he should have been put to death for this crime.”

Strohmeyer wrote a letter to Iverson’s family and apologized for the vicious crime.

“I want to ask for their forgiveness, and I want them to know I’d give anything to trade places with Sherrice,” Strohmeyer wrote in a letter to The Las Vegas Review-Journal last year. “I just want them to know I am sorry, more sorry than words can ever say. I wish nothing but peace and good lives for them wherein their lives are not defined by this horrible tragedy as mine has been.”

A judge is expected to review the case in the next three months.

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He was cleared of a rape charge. He had to show the jury his penis first.

A Connecticut man accused of rape was acquitted this week after employing an unusual defense tactic: dropping his pants in court and showing his penis to the jury.

Defense attorney Todd Bussert said it was “the only real, viable option” in a case where a woman claimed she was raped in 2012 by a person she described as a black man whose penis was lighter than the rest of his body.

In 2014, the woman identified her rapist as Desmond James after seeing his picture in a news report. There was one major issue, according to Bussert: His client’s penis did not match the description the accuser provided.

During the trial, which started Monday in New Haven, Bussert said the defense had planned to use several photographs they had taken of James’s private parts to prove he wasn’t the suspect in question.

“Unfortunately, in one of [the photos], the flash had washed everything out,” Bussert told The Washington Post in a phone interview Saturday. “And given that the color was the issue, that became problematic.”

After disclosing this to the state, Bussert and his team discussed whether they should move forward by presenting all of the photos and explaining the color inconsistencies to the jury — or simply by showing the jury the evidence in the flesh, as it were.

They ultimately made a request to offer “non-testimonial evidence,” which was granted by Judge Elpedio Vitale, who stated it was James’s Sixth Amendment right to defend himself, Bussert said.

[Teen girl files claim against police who mistook her for a black male suspect and punched her]

The difficult part then was convincing their client to expose himself in court, he added.

“He was, I think, very uncomfortable with the whole idea,” Bussert said. “We explained to him why we thought it advanced the defense’s case. It was probably the strongest piece of evidence that we could offer. The whole claim was so specific and so unusual — there wasn’t a lot of ambiguity about it — we thought, well, if we can refute that, we can obviously persuade the jury.”

And so, on Wednesday, after the trial had resumed from a lunch break, Vitale gave a brief warning to the six-person jury, along with two alternates, that they were about to see “sensitive” evidence, Bussert said.

James “stepped up before the jury box and proceeded to unbutton his pants,” Bussert said. “The whole thing took three to five seconds. The court didn’t want to make it a huge thing. … It’s humiliating, ultimately.”

Somehow, court employees had caught wind of what was going to happen after lunch and packed the courtroom to watch, according to the New Haven Register, which first reported the story. The jurors reacted in various ways.

“One of the women looked away. One of the male alternate jurors looked as if he was trying not to have an outburst,” co-defense attorney Erica Barber told the newspaper. “I’m sure they were shocked but they did a good job of not showing it.”

[Brock Turner freed after serving half of his six-month jail sentence for sexual assault]

Prosecutor Stacey Miranda argued in court that James might have changed his pubic hair since 2012 or that the lighting could have caused the accuser to remember her assaulter’s penis differently during the time of the assault.

“You saw the defendant’s penis. What was that?!” Miranda told the jury, according to the New York Post. “It is six years later. Do we have any idea of what she may have been seeing that night? What his manscaping was like at the time? What light was shining on it?”

Despite the prosecution’s protests, the jury ruled James was not guilty on all three counts of first-degree sexual assault.

Bussert, who has practiced law for about 20 years, disputes that he advised his client to expose himself to sensationalize the case or the evidence.

“I can fairly say I never envisioned this scenario in my career where something like this would come up,” he said. “Here it just seemed like the only real viable option … If I felt I had [another] really clear unimpeachable option that would have established the same point, I would have pursued it.”

The jury’s decision does not mean Bussert’s client left the courtroom freely, though. James was convicted last year for home invasion and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl and is serving a 65-year sentence.

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