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Judge Vincent Gaughan has determined that R&B singer R. Kelly’s child pornography hearing will be closed and the filed motions…

Judge Vincent Gaughan has determined that R&B singer R. Kelly’s child pornography hearing will be closed and the filed motions will be kept under seal.

The presiding judge has sealed an unknown number of documents and has additionally restricted lawyers to talk to the public only about the basic details of the case.

Although some lawyers say the secrecy may be an attempt to protect the victim in the case, most agree that a judge is obliged to explicitly state his/her reasons for keeping document and hearings under wraps.