As R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 more sex-related charges, Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who first broke the story of Kelly’s misdeeds, reflects on the long road from there to here. “We thought we’d nailed the story. And we thought he would stop hurting young women. And it continues for 19 years after that.”

+ Here’s an excerpt from DeRogatis’ book on the topic: How The Story Of R. Kelly’s Sex Cult Finally Went Public — And Quickly Exploded.