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Michael Jackson Had Huge Collection Of Porn And Images Of Nude Children, Documents Reveal

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Michael Jackson in March 2009 (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
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Documents unearthed by Radar Online reveal that pop star Michael Jackson had pornography and nude images of children among his possessions at the Neverland Ranch.The materials and documents stem from a 2003 raid of the Neverland Ranch conducted by authorities with a search warrant. At that time, Michael Jackson had been accused of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo. Jackson was acquitted of all charges in 2005, and died in 2009.

The items mentioned in the documents include images of allegedly sexualized minors, pornography, and fetish images depicting BDSM. While the explicitly pornographic material seems to all involve adults—copies of Hustler's Barely Legal magazine and a book for gay men, for instance—the documents express the concern that the images may have been been used to "groom" younger victims.

For instance, the officer describes Item 508 was a paperback book titled The Fourth Sex, Adolescent Extremes. The officer wrote that the book featured images of nude or partially nude young adults and teens. The description reads:

The theme of the book seems to be adolescents and counter culture. None of the material within the book would meet the legal requirements to be considered child pornography. Based on my training, this type of material can be used as part of a "grooming" process by which people (those thinking to molest children) are able to lower the inhibitions of their intended victims and facilitate the molestation of said victims.
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In this instance, the assertion is that Jackson might have either displayed or made accessible the materials to introduce the topic of sex to an alleged victim.

Another book titled Room to Play apparently featured photos of children that the officer said had been altered or "morphed" to show a child's face on the nude body of someone older.

This "morphing" was used to "sexualize" the photos by enhancing the child's anatomical features. Many of the pictures exposed the private areas of the children."

Vanity Fair asked the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department for comment. They issued the following statement:

Some of the documents appear to be copies of reports that were authored by Sheriff’s Office personnel as well as evidentiary photographs taken by Sheriff’s Office personnel interspersed with content that appears to be obtained off the Internet or through unknown sources. The Sheriff’s Office did not release any of the documents and/or photographs to the media. The Sheriff’s Office released all of its reports and the photographs as part of the required discovery process to the prosecution and the defense.
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Authorities also found similar books among Jackson's possessions in 1993 in another raid, this time in reference to allegations that he had molested 13-year-old Jordan Chandler. At that time, officers found that the books were legal to buy. Jackson admitted no wrongdoing, but settled out of court with Chandler's family. No criminal charges were filed against him in the Chandler case.