12/16/2013 01:26 pm ET Updated Dec 17, 2013

Read The 'Stomach-Churning' Sexual Assault Accusations Against R. Kelly In Full

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It's been nearly 15 years since music journalist Jim DeRogatis caught the story that has since defined his career, one that he wishes didn't exist: R. Kelly's sexual predation on teenage girls. DeRogatis, at that time the pop-music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, was anonymously delivered the first of two videos he would receive depicting the pop star engaging in sexual acts with underage girls.

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