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Report: Michael Jackson Kept Hardcore Porn Stash

Pop star Michael Jackson leaves the Santa Barbara County Courthouse with his father, Joe, Tuesday, March 15, 2005 in Santa Maria, Calif., following a day of testimony in Jackson's trial on charges of child molestation. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)

Michael Jackson allegedly kept a collection of harsh, hardcore pornography at his Neverland Ranch, according to a report published Tuesday by Radar Online.

Law enforcement documents obtained by the website show that during a 2003 Santa Barbara Sheriff’s raid at the Los Olivos, Calif., estate, officials discovered graphic images, including some counter culture literature which depicted nude teenagers and children. However the documents say that the images did not fit the legal description of child pornography.

The raid was conducted as part of an investigation on Jackson which later resulted in charges of child molestation and counts of giving intoxicants to a minor. He was acquitted on all charges in 2005.

Investigators told Radar that multiple items ranging from soft material to hardcore and torture porn was found at Neverland during the raid, and they believed some of the material was used to lure underage individuals toward him.

“A lot of this stuff was used to desensitize the children, and Michael admitted taking one child after another into bed with him for long periods of time,” former Santa Barbara D.A. Ron Zonen told Radar. “We filled a room with the material from Neverland, and all that evidence could be entered into a civil case.”

However Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office told the Los Angeles Times “some of the documents appear to be copies of reports that were authored by Sheriff’s Office,” along with evidence photos taken  by the agency. But it is also apparently mixed with material that appears to come from the internet or other sources, she said, adding that the agency’s items had case numbers on them. The documents and photographs were not released to the media by the sheriff’s office and it is unclear how Radar Online obtained them.

Jackson although found not guilty of the charges against him he allegedly paid at least $35 million to his accusers, according to a 2013 New York Daily News report, although other reports say he paid much more.

He died in 2009 of cardiac arrest caused by drug intoxication.


Photo: Pop star Michael Jackson leaves the Santa Barbara County Courthouse with his father, Joe, in 2005, following a day of testimony in Jackson’s trial on charges of child molestation. AP/Michael A. Mariant