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'Booger Red' Kelly takes the stand Friday in his own trial

The defense has begun laying out its case in the trial of Patrick 'Booger Red' Kelly, and Kelly himself testified this morning. He is the third defendant in the Mineola child sex ring trial. He denied any wrongdoing to the alleged child sexual assault victims, telling the defense, prosecution, and jurors that he never touched the children. He also denied making or burning any pornographic movies at his house.

"Did you make any of the kids do any kind of sexual dancing?" asked defense attorney Thad Davidson.

"No sir, I did not," replied Kelly.

"Did you know anything about silly pills?" asked Davidson.

"No," replied Kelly.

Later, the prosecution questioned Kelly.

"You didn't want CPS talking to your boy, did you?" asked Smith County assistant DA Joe Murphy.

"Sir?" replied Kelly.

"You didn't want CPS talking to your son, did you?" Murphy asked again.

"I don't care," Kelly replied,

"Then why did you tell him not to talk to anyone?" said Murphy, before Davidson objected, saying that Murphy was badgering the witness.

Before the prosecution rested last night, jurors heard from another of the alleged child victims.

The 9 year old girl told jurors about the now infamous kindergarten, where she says she and other children were trained to perform sexual acts.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com

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