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The 21 child pornography counts against R. Kelly stem from seven different alleged actions: intercourse, genital-to-genital contact, oral sex, masturbation, lewd fondling, urination and exhibition. Each of those seven actions prompted three separate charges — one for videotaping the act, one for producing a videotape of the act, and one for enticing a minor to engage in the act — for a total of 21 felony charges. Kelly denies any wrongdoing, aand has pleaded not guilty to all 21 charges. Here's how the charges stack up against him and what each means:


  The Charge
What It Means
Punishment



COUNT 1
He videotaped ... a child
born on September 26,
1984, whom he knew or
reasonably should have
known to be under the
age of 18 ... engaged in
any act of sexual
intercourse with any person.





Kelly is accused of
directly videotaping an underage
girl having sex, a felony
in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 8
He, with the knowledge
of the subject matter or
theme thereof, produced
any film, videotape, or
other similar visual portrayal which includes a child,
born on September 26, 1984,
whom he knew or reasonably
should have known to be
under the age of 18 ...
engaged in any act of sexual intercourse with any person.





Kelly is accused of planning
and arranging the videotaping of an underage girl having sex,
a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 15
He solicited, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced
a child, born on September
26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have
known to be under the age
of 18 to appear in any film,
videotape or other similar
visual reproduction in
which the child is depicted, actually or by simulation ... engaged in any act of
sexual intercourse with
any person.





Kelly is accused of enticing
an underage girl to have sex
in the videotape referenced in count 1, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 2
He videotaped ... a child
born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be
under the age of 18 ...
engaged in any act of sexual
contact involving the sex
organs of the child and the
sex organs of another person.





A more specific charge,
count 2 specifically charges
that Kelly videotaped
genital-to-genital contact
with an underage girl, a
felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 9
He, with the knowledge
of the subject matter or theme thereof, produced any film, videotape, or other similar
visual portrayal which includes a
child, born on September 26,
1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 ...
engaged in any act of sexual contact involving the sex organs of the child and the sex organs of another person.





Kelly is accused of planning
and arranging the videotaping of an underage girl engaging in genital-to-genital contact,
a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 16
He solicited, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced a child, born on September 26,
1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 to appear in any film, videotape or other similar visual reproduction in which the child is depicted, actually or by simulation ... engaged in any act of sexual contact involving the sex organs of the child and the sex organs of another person.





Kelly is accused of enticing
an underage girl to participate
in genital-to-genital contact on camera, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
5 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 3
He videotaped... a child
born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably
should have known to be under the age of 18 engaged in any act of sexual contact involving the mouth of the child and the sex organs of another person.





Another detailed charge,
count 3 charges that Kelly
directly videotaped oral sex with an underage girl, a felony in
Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 10
He, with the knowledge of the subject matter or theme
thereof, produced any film, videotape, or other similar
visual portrayal which includes
a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 ... engaged in any act of sexual contact involving the mouth of the child and the sex organs of another person.





Kelly is accused of planning
and arranging the videotaping of an underage girl engaging in
oral sex, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 17
He solicited, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 to appear in any film, videotape or other similar visual reproduction in which the child is depicted, actually or by simulation ... engaged in any act of sexual contact involving the mouth of the child and the sex organs of another person.





Kelly is accused of enticing
an underage girl to engage
in oral sex on videotape, a
felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 4
He videotaped ... a child born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 actually or by simulation engaged in any act of masturbation.





Another detailed charge,
count 4 charges that
Kelly directly videotaped an underage girl engaging in masturbation,
a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 11
He, with the knowledge of the subject matter or theme thereof, produced any film, videotape, or other similar visual portrayal which includes a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 ... actually or by simulation engaged in any act of masturbation.





Kelly is accused of planning
and arranging the videotaping of an underage girl engaging in
the activity described in
count 4, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 18
He solicited, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 to appear in any film, videotape or other similar visual reproduction in which the child is depicted, actually or by simulation ... engaged in any act of masturbation.





Kelly is accused of enticing
an underage girl to engage
in masturbation on
videotape, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 5
He videotaped ... a child
born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 actually or by simulation portrayed as being the object of, or otherwise engaged in, any act of lewd fondling, touching or caressing involving another person.





Another specific charge,
count 5 charges that Kelly directly videotaped an underage girl fondling or being fondled by another person, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 12
He, with the knowledge
of the subject matter or theme thereof, produced any film, videotape, or other similar
visual portrayal which includes
a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 ... actually or by simulation portrayed as being the object of, or otherwise engaged in, any act of lewd fondling, touching or caressing involving another person.





Kelly is accused of planning
and arranging the videotaping of an underage girl engaging in
the activity described in
count 5, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 19
He solicited, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 to appear in any film, videotape or other similar visual reproduction in which the child is depicted, actually or by simulation ... portrayed as being the object of, or otherwise engaged in, any act of lewd fondling, touching or caressing involving another person.





Kelly is accused of enticing an
underage girl to engage in the activity described in count 5 on videotape, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 6
He videotaped ... a child born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 actually or by simulation engaged in any act of urination in a sexual context.



A detailed charge that
accuses Kelly of directly videotaping
an underage girl urinating or
being urinated on during
sex, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 13
He, with the knowledge of the subject matter or theme
thereof, produced any film, videotape, or other similar
visual portrayal which includes
a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 ... actually or by simulation engaged in any act of urination in a sexual context.





Kelly is accused of planning
and arranging the videotaping of an underage girl engaging
in the activity described in
count 6, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 20
He solicited, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 to appear in any film, videotape or other similar visual reproduction in which the child is depicted, actually or by simulation ... engaged in any act of urination in a sexual context.





Kelly is accused of enticing an
underage girl to engage in the activity described in count 6 on videotape, a felony in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 7
He videotaped ... a child born
on September 26, 1984,
whom he knew or reasonably
should have known to be under the age of 18 depicted or portrayed in any pose, posture or setting involving a lewd exhibition of the unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such a person is female, a fully or partially developed breast of the child.





A charge that specifically accuses Kelly of directly videotaping
a naked or partially naked
an underage girl, a felony
in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 14
He, with the knowledge of the subject matter or theme thereof, produced any film, videotape, or other similar visual portrayal which includes a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 depicted or portrayed in any pose, posture or setting involving a lewd exhibition of the unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such a person is female, a fully or partially developed breast of the child.





Kelly is accused of planning and arranging the videotaping of a
naked or partially naked underage girl, a felony
in Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine



COUNT 21
He solicited, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced a child, born on September 26, 1984, whom he knew or reasonably should have known to be under the age of 18 to appear in any film, videotape or other similar visual reproduction in which the child is depicted or portrayed in any pose, posture or setting involving a lewd exhibition of the unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if such a person is female, a fully or partially developed breast of the child.





Kelly is accused of enticing
an underage girl to reveal herself in a lewd manner
on videotape, a felony in
Illinois.





Maximum sentence:
15 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine

 For complete coverage of the R. Kelly sex tape scandal, see "The R. Kelly Reports".