Lawyers for Chicago-based R&B music star R. Kelly have been given the original videotape that prosecutors say shows Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
Kelly was indicted on child-pornography charges in June 2002, after the Chicago Sun-Times music columnist was mailed the original videotape.
Judge Vincent Gaughan ordered Cook County prosecutors to hand the tape over to defense attorneys Friday so they could make their own copies, the Chicago Tribune said.
The sexual encounter on the tape occurred between November 1997 and February 2002 and including a girl allegedly born Sept. 26 1984. Kelly's attorneys contend the girl in the videotape was not underage.
Gaughan approved Kelly's request to travel to Orlando and Jacksonville next month to perform in Florida shows.
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