Innocent: Singer R Kelly

R Kelly has been acquitted on all counts at his child pornography trial.

The singer was accused of making a 27-minute sex tape with an underage girl 10 years ago.

But after a month-long trial at a Chicago court, he was found not guilty.

R Kelly, 41 – full name Robert Kelly – and the alleged victim both denied they were the couple in the video.

The prosecution's key witness was a woman who said she'd had sex with both the singer and the girl.

But defence lawyers argued the man in the footage couldn't be the R Kelly as he didn't have the distinctive mole on his back that the R&B star has.

As the verdict was read out, the singer clasped his attorneys' hands and prayed, saying: 'Thank you, Jesus, thank you,' as the clerk read out each not guilty verdict.

Alison Adey