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R. Kelly sexual abuse trial under way in New York

The sexual abuse trial for R&B singer R. Kelly has begun at a US federal court in New York.

Kelly is being accused of racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery. He denies all charges against him.

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A number of the allegations against the singer date back over 20 years.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to several decades in prison.

He faces charges that he was the orchestrator of a two-decade long scheme where he recruited women and underage girls for sex.

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Kelly has pleaded not guilty and strongly denies any wrongdoing.

The prosecutions case focuses around six unnamed women, all surrounding sexual assault allegations.

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