: The R Kelly trial is scheduled to take place next month. But sources in Chicago's Cook County State Attorney's office tell MediaTakeOut.com that there may not be a trial.
That's because, a source close to the case says that R Kelly and State Attorneys are on the verge of reaching a plea deal. An insider tells MediaTakeOut.com, "[The prosecution's] case hinged on the fact that the young woman in the video would either testify for [the prosecution] or not testify at all. Once Reshona [LAST NAME REDACTED] agreed testify on behalf of R Kelly, and say that she wasn't the girl in the video, it became nearly impossible for the prosecution to expect a conviction."
And the prospective deal appears all too generous for the 40 year old R Kelly - who is charged with 14 counts of child pornography. According to MediaTakeOut.com's source, the deal being offered would allow the R&B singer to escape serving any jail time at all. Tells our insider, "It would be up to the judge, but it's not likely that R Kelly would serve even a day in prison."