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R. Kelly Judge To Decide on Order Protecting Evidence

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CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess) – A federal judge overseeing disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly’s child-pornography case in Chicago is set to rule later today (July 31) on how tightly he should restrict access to and mentions of evidence, according to The Associated Press.

Judge Harry Leinenweber, 82, who revealed last week that before his assignment to the case he hadn’t heard of Kelly, is expected to approve some form of a protective order during Wednesday’s hearing. The singer’s lawyers have stated that they feel restrictions proposed by prosecutors are too wide-reaching and could hamper their defense, reports AP.

Kelly, who isn’t expected to attend today’s hearing, is currently being held on multiple charges that include coercing minors to engage in sex among other things.

U.S. Marshals will transport Kelly to New York for his Friday arraignment on related charges.

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