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New York Post ^ | 11/20/03 | MARSHA KRANES and DAVID K. LI

Posted on 11/20/2003 1:29:34 AM PST by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:17:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

November 20, 2003 -- Time to face the music. Bizarro superstar Michael Jackson has been ordered to surrender to police on child-molestation charges that could send him to prison for more than 10 years.

A warrant issued in Santa Barbara, Calif. - where the King of Pop enjoys entertaining youngsters at his fairyland-like, 2,600-acre Neverland Ranch - accuses him of committing "lewd or lascivious" acts with a child under 14.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 11/20/2003 1:29:34 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
I hope his stay in prison will be short. No one likes a kiddie pervert.
2 posted on 11/20/2003 1:37:46 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
But until he is actually convicted, they will allow him to continue having full custody of his three children.
3 posted on 11/20/2003 1:43:03 AM PST by ppaul
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To: kattracks
I think MJ will surrender to Roman Polanski.
4 posted on 11/20/2003 1:45:29 AM PST by xp38
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To: kattracks

The youngster - described as a cancer patient whose "last wish" was to meet Jackson...

I think that he messed with the wrong kid this time. Here is a kid that is dying and whose "last wish" was to meet Jackson and that sicko had the audacity to molest him.

Imagine the jury having to watch a dying child tell how his "last wish" was turned into horror by this pervert. Or worse yet, imagine the jury having to watch the mother of the late child, as she tells of how her 12 year-old son's last days on Earth were shattered by this pervert. The only reason that they would just vote to give him 10 years, instead of hanging him by his private parts, is because that sicko would probably like the latter.


5 posted on 11/20/2003 2:02:19 AM PST by Action-America (Best President: Reagan * Worst President: Klinton * Worst GOP President: Dubya)
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To: xp38
Michael Jackson will turn himself in Thursday

Posted on Wed, Nov. 19, 2003

Michael Jackson will turn himself in Thursday

New York Daily News

(KRT) - Michael Jackson is preparing to trade in the Moonwalk for a perp walk Thursday - and surrender on charges that he repeatedly molested a young boy.

His accuser is a 12-year-old boy who says the pop star lured him to his Neverland Ranch and plied him with wine before abusing him, according to several reports.

Those details point to a brave cancer survivor who was befriended by Jackson while he was ill - and who has spoken to a therapist, a lawyer and police about the singer.

That boy's family also has confided in friends several weeks ago that Jackson gave the youngster wine to drink during Neverland sleepovers, a source told the Daily News.

One report said flat-out that the victim was the young cancer survivor.

Santa Barbara District Attorney Thomas Sneddon called for the eccentric entertainer to turn himself in quickly.

"Get over here and get checked in," Sneddon advised as he announced a warrant for Jackson's arrest and asked other possible abuse victims to come forward.

Holed up in Las Vegas on a music-video shoot, Jackson made plans to return to Santa Barbara as soon as Thursday - and hired high-profile lawyer Mark Geragos to defend him.

In a brief statement, the world-famous entertainer - a Peter Pan wanna-be who admits he has invited children to sleep in his bed - called the accusations "outrageous."

"Michael would never harm a child in any way," said his spokesman, Stuart Backerman. "These scurrilous and totally unfounded allegations will be proven false in a courtroom."

But officials predicted Jackson won't be able to weasel out of trouble by paying off the finger-pointer, like he did in 1994.

"We have a cooperative victim in this particular proceeding," Sneddon boasted at a news conference jammed with media from around the world.

The accuser was not named, and all court documents in the case were sealed for 45 days.

However, Fox News Channel reported the boy involved is a 12-year-old cancer sufferer who was lavished with attention and gifts by Jackson - and then plied with wine before being molested.

A friend of the family of one 12-year-old cancer kid with close ties to Jackson said he learned three weeks ago that the boy was speaking to authorities.

"The family told me he was seeing a therapist and that he had seen an attorney," the source said. "The police talked to him and his brother several times."

The source added, "His family told me Jackson might have given him wine to drink."

The allegations against Jackson became official a day after dozens of investigators staged a surprise raid on Neverland - the $15 million fantasyland filled with toys, exotic animals and amusement park rides that Jackson calls home.

Cops also searched two other unnamed locations in Southern California for evidence.

"An arrest warrant for Mr. Jackson has been issued on multiple counts of child molestation," Santa Barbara Sheriff Jim Anderson said.

Bail was set at $3 million, and the jet-setting Jackson was asked to surrender his passport so he can't flee the country.

Officials declined to say how many counts Jackson faces, but each one carries between three and eight years in prison.

The schoolboy's claim surfaced nearly 10 years after Jackson was embroiled in another sex scandal involving perverted slumber parties at Neverland.

In that case, a 13-year-old filed a lawsuit and settled out of court for millions before prosecutors could finish their probe.

Sneddon, who also headed the earlier case, promised history wouldn't repeat itself. Ripping into "apologists" for Jackson who claim his accuser is a gold-digger, he outlined how prosecutors have far more ammunition this time around.

That includes a law, enacted after the first case against Jackson fell apart, that lets prosecutors force child-abuse victims to testify.

Sneddon also stressed that this alleged victim has not filed a civil suit against Jackson "and there is no anticipation of a civil case."

Geragos, who is currently representing accused wife-killer Scott Peterson, did not return phone calls about the case.

Brian Oxman, a lawyer for Jackson's family, insisted he will be exonerated. "We think it's a shakedown," Oxman said. "Those of us who know Michael just find it difficult to believe."

But Robert Wegner, 68, who was Jackson's security chief from 1990 to 1993, wasn't surprised the singer is under fire. He said more than 100 children - mostly boys - slept in Jackson's bedroom while he was in charge of Neverland.

"He'd always be touching kids, when he had the chance," said Wegner. "I think he needs some professional help. It's been 10 years, and he hasn't cleaned up his act, so obviously he's got some very serious problems."


(Daily News staff writers George Rush and Derek Ro contributed to this report. Jerry Cornfield reported from Santa Barbara; Tracy Connor reported from New York.)


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6 posted on 11/20/2003 2:04:08 AM PST by ppaul
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7 posted on 11/20/2003 2:23:01 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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8 posted on 11/20/2003 2:28:52 AM PST by kattracks
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To: ppaul; goldstategop
<< But until he is actually convicted, they will allow him to continue having full custody of his three children. >>

I hear he's arranged it so that when he's in the klink being played with by the big kids, Orenthal Simpson will baby sit his kids for him.

9 posted on 11/20/2003 3:07:02 AM PST by Brian Allen ( Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kattracks

I can't decide if this picture reminds me of Dachau or an alcoholic housewife.

10 posted on 11/20/2003 3:19:43 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: kattracks
The DA said once the weirdo ex-wunderkind is in custody, he could be held in lieu of $3 million bail and ordered to turn in his passport.

$3 million bail isn't high enough. He's a flight risk, even if he turns in his passport.

11 posted on 11/20/2003 5:57:09 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: ppaul
Turn himself into what?
12 posted on 11/20/2003 6:09:21 AM PST by Dog Anchor
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To: kattracks
This man is beyond redemption. Ten years imprisonment (though as others have pointed out, he won't serve the full term unless he has substantial protection by the authorities) seems too little to me.

What just flabbergasts me are the stupid parents who kept sending their children to, what is it, "Neverland," after the 1993 incident.
13 posted on 11/20/2003 6:11:27 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: Dog Anchor
I've been wondering the same thing.If this were you or I,there would be a SWAT team rushing in to take us.I mean,they know where he is.All they have to do is go get him.
Pedophilia-Membership has its privileges.(I guess)
14 posted on 11/20/2003 6:15:27 AM PST by quack
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To: Action-America
Maybe it's just me - but if my child had a wish granted by Michael Jackson, I would never leave my child's side the whole time he was around Michael. What's wrong with people ???
15 posted on 11/20/2003 6:34:40 AM PST by Rainmist
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To: kattracks
From the moon walk to the perp walk, my how he has fallen. If all the allegations ARE true, then he has NO ONE TO BLAME BUT HIMSELF. And it'll be curious to see how the race card will be played. I wonder if anyone really wants to go there. BTW, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin introduced the moon walk way before MJ did by a number of years.
16 posted on 11/20/2003 7:06:56 AM PST by NCC-1701 ((Good luck, happy hunting, and God-speed to the US military and our allies in this operation.))
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To: Brian Allen

17 posted on 11/20/2003 11:43:46 AM PST by ppaul
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