Even years after the death of the King of Pop, controversy continues to surround Michael Jackson. This discovery pertains to the investigation that police conducted on Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in 2003. The report was finally made public, with the results laid bare for all to see.
A police report has recently revealed great amounts of pornography that featured women, men, and children. Additionally, footage of S&M bondage as well as grotesque animal torture pictures were unveiled during the investigation.
70 members of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Department participated in the search of Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. The search was conducted following accusations of child sexual abuse.
The police report notes a total of seven collections of videos and books which featured scantily-clad or totally nude boys in their teens or younger. One collection featured pictures of naked teenage boys from the late 1800’s.
When the authorities searched his home, Jackson was in Las Vegas. Upon returning to California (with a warrant for his arrest active), he gave himself up to the police.
There was also a storage unit Jackson rented in order to move parts of his porn collections away from the Neverland Ranch. According to the leaked report, the locker contained a number of diaries, documents, notes, photographs, videotapes, and audiotapes. Additionally, police found over 80 computer hard drives in the storage unit.
According to an investigator who participated in the case: “The documents collected by the Santa Barbara’s Sheriff’s Department paint a dark and frightening picture of Jackson. [They] exposed Jackson as a manipulative, drug-and-sex-crazed predator who used blood, gore, sexually explicit images of animal sacrifice and perverse adult sex acts to bend children to his will.”
As many who have been following the now age-old case know, this investigation was initiated by the accusations cast by 13-year old Gavin Arvizo, who claimed Jackson had molested him. Arvizo’s were only the most prominent of all allegations thrown Jackson’s way by young boys. In fact, reports suggest that Jackson paid out almost $200 million to up to 20 of his under-aged sexual assault victims. This was, of course, meant to be “hush money”. As it turns out, Jackson’s methods weren’t under the radar enough to get by the Santa Barbara police force’s radar.
Following the investigation, Michael Jackson faced seven felony counts of child molestation in addition to two felony counts of providing intoxicant to a person under the age of 14, with the intoxicant being offered with the intent of seduction.
If convicted of all those charges, Jackson would face up to 20 years in prison. As we all know, however, Jackson was acquitted of all wrongdoings by his jury in June of 2005.
The skeptic – and the Michael Jackson fan – in us will deny even surfacings of concrete reporting like this one, which clearly underline the late pop star’s ghoulish tendencies. Still, at a certain point, all we can do is look at the evidence and use it to form our judgements. From this indication, Michael Jackson was a disturbed, dangerous man.