Explicit pornographic photographs of adolescent boys and images of child torture were among the material found by California police during a search of pop icon Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in 2003.
The graphic images are detailed in a newly surfaced police report, which claims the discovery of at least seven collections in Jackson’s bedroom and bathroom alone.
The report and papers from the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker’s sexual assault court case were first obtained by entertainment news site Radar Online.
Other seized items included notes, diaries, documents, photographs, audiotapes, videotapes and more than 80 video recordings and computer hard drives, the online entertainment news site reported.
One investigator said the material “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”.
Radar Online reported that the material found included obscene photos and videos of men, women, boys and girls in sexual positions, as well as drugs to treat sexual addiction.
A private investigator told Radar Online the report cited that Jackson even used sexy photos of his own nephews, who were in the RnB band 3T, in their underwear “to excite young boys”.
The “King of Pop” was acquitted in 2005 after facing seven felony counts of child molestation and two of providing an intoxicant to a minor under the age of 14.
At the time of the alleged incidents, Jackson was accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old cancer survivor Gavin Arvizo.
A representative of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department told Vanity Fair that some of the documents appeared to be copies of reports authored by the sheriff’s office personnel as well as evidence photographs they took, interspersed with content that appears to be obtained off the internet or through unknown sources.
A representative of the Jackson family had not commented at the time of publication.