SANTA BARBARA (CelebrityAccess) — Radar Online has released a series of police reports that appear to be from the Santa Barbara Country Sheriff's Department which describe books, videos and materials found in Michael Jackson's alleged pornography collection.
According to Billboard, the 88-page report describes a number of books, videos and magazines that contain images of nude, or semi-nude adolescent located during a police raid on Jackson's Neverland Ranch. While the police report stops at describing the material as child pornography, the author writes that the collection was consistent with "the type of material [which] can be used as a part of a "grooming process" by which people (those seeking to molest children) are able to lower the inhibitions of their intended victims."
The police report noted that none of the materials recovered contained depicted illegal activities or passed the threshold to be considered child pornography.
Billboard contacted the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, who said that at least some of the documents appeared to be genuine.
"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," a representative of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department said in an email to Billboard. "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."
"The documents with a header titled Sheriff's Department that contain a case number appear to be Sheriff's Office documents. The photos that are interspersed appear to be some evidentiary photos taken by Sheriff's investigators and others are clearly obtained from the Internet," the rep added. – Staff Writers