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What to Expect From Day 11 of the R. Kelly Trial

The racketeering trial of the R&B star R. Kelly will resume on Thursday, with a seventh accuser expected to take the stand.

The testimony will follow the first public statements from a minister who officiated the illegal 1994 wedding of the entertainer to the artist Aaliyah. The marriage, when Aaliyah was 15 and Mr. Kelly was 27, prompted early scrutiny of his dealings with underage girls.

The minister, Nathan Edmond, said on Wednesday that he knew nothing of the two singers at the time, and that he was asked to give his word that he would not disclose the details of their union.

Six accusers — five women and one man — have taken the stand in Mr. Kelly’s case so far, including several who say they were underage when their sexual encounters with the singer began. Three of them, including a woman who testified this week using only her first name, Faith, say that the singer knowingly infected them with the incurable disease herpes.

The singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has denied all the accusations against him and has pleaded not guilty to the charges he faces, which include a single count of racketeering and eight violations of an interstate anti-sex trafficking law known as the Mann Act.

Prosecutors have accused Mr. Kelly, 54, of running a decades-long criminal plot that used his fame — and a network of associates and employees — to prey on women and girls for sex.

Check back for updates as the 11th day of testimony begins this morning.

Emily Palmer contributed reporting.

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