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08/05/08 - Mineola

Trial Of Patrick 'Booger Red' Kelly Underway Today

Opening arguments were wrapped up in the third Mineola child sex ring trial in under 50 minutes Tuesday morning, and alleged victims are on the stand this afternoon to testify against Patrick 'Booger Red' Kelly.

Smith County Assistant District Attorney Joe Murphy told jurors that young siblings who allegedly performed at the club were "forced to do unspeakable acts," and that Kelly took part in "pure evil" when he allegedly took part in the swinger parties that forced young children to take part in sex shows for audiences.

One alleged victim, who is 11 now, testified that she and other children had to do "nasty stuff" in the club.

Kelly is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and aggravated sexual assault of a child. Kelly's attorneys held off on their opening statements this morning. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Jury selection in the case wrapped up late Monday afternoon. Two of Kelly's co-defendants are already serving life sentences for their role in the club.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com

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