Evidence against Michael Jackson was kept completely under wraps until now

Jun 21, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET
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Even though Michael Jackson was never found guilty of any form of child abuse, the evidence against him was damning, new reports reveal.

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Previously unseen police reports recently obtained by Radar Online reveal that officers seized a large collection of pornography, which included images of children, from Jackson's home at Neverland Ranch in 2003. Reports say he also possessed images of animal torture and gore, which he reportedly used to desensitize children visiting his home to violence, according to former Santa Barbara Assistant District Attorney Ron Zonen, who helped prosecute the case against Jackson.

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The new reports say officers from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office seized more than 80 video recordings, along with Jackson's computer hard drives, notes, diaries, documents, photos and audio recordings.

Jackson was charged at the time with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent for the purpose of committing a felony when a young boy came forward in 2003, claiming Jackson had molested him. The case went to trial in 2005, and after 14 weeks, the jury acquitted Jackson of all charges.

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