Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department documents obtained by Radar Online describe materials depicting "animal torture" and "nude children" that were found during a 2003 search of Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch. The issue of pornography in the Michael Jackson child abuse investigations first arose about a decade ago. The pop music icon died seven years ago, but the ugly secrets of his alleged abuse keep surfacing.
"Michael Jackson hid a sinister house of horrors inside his infamous Neverland Ranch, stockpiling images of pornography, animal torture, S&M and gore in a bid to seduce innocent young boys," the tabloid reported, in an online feature that includes graphic materials that may be extremely disturbing. View advisedly, if at all.
Among materials seized, according to the police report, were "notes, diaries, documents, photographs, audiotapes and videotapes," as well as over 80 video recordings and computer drives.
"There is one particularly sick photo of a child holding what appears to be a dead goose bludgeoned to death!" said a person familiar with the report. A number of images in the collection show children being abused.
Authorities wrote the bombshell reports after dozens of sheriff's deputies, armed with search warrants, raided Jackson's secluded Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., in November 2003.
The search was conducted as part of the continuing child sex abuse investigation against the Gloved One and turned up everything from Jackson's twisted porn collection — which included filthy photos and videos of men, women, boys and girls in perverted positions — to drugs to treat sex addiction, with multiple prescriptions written by a variety of physicians for people close to the star.
One private investigator with direct knowledge of the raids said: "The detectives' report cites Michael even used sexy photos of his own nephews, who were in the band 3T, in their underwear to excite young boys."
"The documents collected by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department paint a dark and frightening picture of Jackson," an investigator in the case told Radar.
"The documents 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," said the source.
"He also had disgusting and downright shocking images of child torture, adult and child nudity, female bondage and sadomasochism."
Here are the documents in PDF form. [radaronline.com]
From the Los Angeles Times:
Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office, told The Times "some of the documents appear to be copies of reports that were authored by Sheriff's Office" along with evidentiary photographs taken by Sheriff's Office personnel. But she cautioned that they are interspersed with content that appears to be obtained off the Internet or through other sources. The sheriff's material, she added, had case numbers on it.
Hoover said the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office did not release any of the documents or photographs to the media.