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Arrest warrant issued for Jackson
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Posted on 11/19/2003 8:12:54 AM PST by Happy2BMe

This is LONDON 19/11/03 - News and city section

Arrest warrant for Jackson By James Langton in New York, Evening Standard

An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Jackson over new allegations of child abuse.

US police were reported to have been ready to handcuff the singer and take him into custody when they raided his Neverland Ranch in California.

According to TV reports, they were unable to serve the warrant because Jackson and his three children were in Las Vegas.

Investigators are expected to spend a second day at the estate, investigating claims of child molestation, believed to involve a boy of 12 or 13.

After arriving with a search warrant yesterday, more than 60 officers from the Santa Barbara County sheriff 's department spent the day gathering evidence for what was described as "an ongoing criminal investigation".

Police remain tight-lipped about the allegations which were made in a sealed court affidavit. They arrived in a caravan of vehicles including an ambulance, mobile crime laboratory and a portable lavatory.

The investigation is headed by district attorney Thomas Sneedon, who examined earlier claims of child abuse by Jackson in 1993.

Although Jackson avoided prosecution, he later made a multi-million-dollar outofcourt settlement to 14-year-old Jordy Chandler who claimed he had been molested by the singer during sleepovers at the mansion.

The two cases are said to be unrelated, although police say the first case still remains open.

One report said the boy in the latest allegations had been talking to prosecutors for several weeks and may also have tried to reach a settlement.

Police say they will hold a press conference later today. Jackson was staying at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas at the time of the raid, recording a video. His new greatest hits CD, Number Ones, was released yesterday.

Jackson's attorney Brian Oxman confirmed: "The Santa Barbara Sheriff 's Department did issue an arrest warrant. They will be working through myself to negotiate a surrender."

In a rambling statement released by the lawyer, Jackson, 45, said: "I've seen lawyers who do not represent me and spokespeople who do not know me speaking for me. These characters always seem to surface with a dreadful allegation just as another project, an album, a video, is being released."

He promised to cooperate with the investigation.

His friend, Uri Geller, said he was "very concerned" about the singer, adding: "He is very gullible and he is naive. I believe he is innocent."

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KEYWORDS: arrest; childabuse; cpswatch; homosexual; homosexualagenda; michaeljackson; molestation; pederast; pedophiles; perversion; popculture; popstar
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To: Howlin
Surrender passport!
101 posted on 11/19/2003 11:07:23 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Miss Marple
Bail set at 3 mil ... wow!
102 posted on 11/19/2003 11:07:31 AM PST by maggief
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To: Xthe17th
Yes, suicide in the air.
103 posted on 11/19/2003 11:07:46 AM PST by wtc911
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To: Howlin
288(a) -- child molesting, not oral copulation of an adult!
104 posted on 11/19/2003 11:08:25 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Min 3 years, max 6!

Filing multiple count!
105 posted on 11/19/2003 11:09:03 AM PST by Howlin
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To: maggiefluffs
They are talking JAIL TIME now!
106 posted on 11/19/2003 11:09:17 AM PST by Howlin
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To: wtc911
288(a) - child molestation they are clarifying for attorneys.

Penalties 3, 6 and 8 years (min. 3 - max. 8) per count.

I must say I'm shocked at how low the penalty is but given that it's California...
107 posted on 11/19/2003 11:09:26 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Howlin
He's going to jail. Hopefully the kids are going to the grandparents.

Did the same woman give birth to all of his kids?
108 posted on 11/19/2003 11:10:02 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
He has no money.
109 posted on 11/19/2003 11:10:04 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Is he in custody yet?
110 posted on 11/19/2003 11:10:12 AM PST by meanie monster (hooked on phonics werked for me.)
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To: Peach
Correction: Hopefully NOT NOT NOT to the grandparents.
111 posted on 11/19/2003 11:10:26 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Revolting cat!

112 posted on 11/19/2003 11:10:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: Howlin
MJ has no $?
113 posted on 11/19/2003 11:10:43 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
Law in CA has changed; in 1993, a child could not be forced to testify!

Legislature changed law!
114 posted on 11/19/2003 11:10:54 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
What is the meaning of that change in the law?
115 posted on 11/19/2003 11:11:25 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
He's practically bankrupt. This new album was going to save his butt!

Not now.
116 posted on 11/19/2003 11:11:26 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Peach
Poverty, disgrace and rejection by most of society go along with it...but you're right, pretty light penalties.
117 posted on 11/19/2003 11:11:34 AM PST by wtc911
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To: Peach
The child can be required to testify.
118 posted on 11/19/2003 11:11:47 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Peach
He is reported to be worth 1 billion, but he is NOT liquid.
119 posted on 11/19/2003 11:11:57 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: Howlin
Oh, I hadn't heard that. Another celeb who cannot competently handle $$.
120 posted on 11/19/2003 11:12:08 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
I don't think he named the "mother" of the third child, "Blanket".
121 posted on 11/19/2003 11:12:28 AM PST by maggief
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To: RedWhiteBlue
Doesn't he own the rights to all the Beatles' records?
122 posted on 11/19/2003 11:12:31 AM PST by Howlin
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To: maggiefluffs
No civil case filed, and there will be no civil case filed.

Get ready for the family/boy to be trashed.
123 posted on 11/19/2003 11:12:55 AM PST by Howlin
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To: wtc911
There is an entire group of sick people who are trying to make child/adult sex of all kinds legal and acceptable.

Tammy Bruce - book - Death of Right and Wrong. A must read for every parent with children in public school.
124 posted on 11/19/2003 11:12:58 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
Why this is different from the last investigation:

1. The law has been changed, BECAUSE of the LAST Michael Jackson investigation!

2. No charges were brought in the last investigation. There is a warrant and multiple charges will be filed.

3. At the time of the 93-94 investigation there was a contemporaneous civil suit filed. Hampered our investigation. There is no civil case filed .

4. We have a cooperative victim.

125 posted on 11/19/2003 11:13:05 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the clarification re CA law.
126 posted on 11/19/2003 11:13:40 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: maggiefluffs
He named his kid "Blanket"?
127 posted on 11/19/2003 11:13:57 AM PST by meanie monster (hooked on phonics werked for me.)
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To: Howlin
Yes - his assets in Beatles music alone must be worth a mint.
128 posted on 11/19/2003 11:14:15 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: maggiefluffs
DA directly addressing Jackson's charge that they are bringing these charges to undermine the debut of his album. He says that is false and absurd.

They actually were prepared to execute the warrant several weeks ago and logistics put it off.
129 posted on 11/19/2003 11:14:20 AM PST by cyncooper ("The evil is in plain sight")
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To: Howlin
FOFLOL. "Like the Sheriff and I are into that kind of music."
130 posted on 11/19/2003 11:14:23 AM PST by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: Howlin
The D.A. seems like a very funny, yet professional, guy. I feel bad for him when the race-baiters try to accuse him of racism. It's only a matter of time.
131 posted on 11/19/2003 11:14:26 AM PST by TrappedInLiberalHell (Do Muslim androids dream of electric goats?)
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To: Miss Marple
He says that they have been ready to do this for quite some time.

Evidently he has been watching the coverage of this and refuted most of the things they are saying on TV.

Child Protective Services is NOT involved as of this time.
132 posted on 11/19/2003 11:14:37 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Miss Marple
Cops don't listen to MJ's music.
133 posted on 11/19/2003 11:14:54 AM PST by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: Peach
Child pretective services is not currently involved in this case.

Also, this has NOTHING to do with the release of his new CD or whatever it is.(HA!)

134 posted on 11/19/2003 11:15:08 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Howlin
Minimum 3to 8 max..but multiple counts can add..these are guidelines.This is different than last time.Now law has changed,never charges brought last time..

This time there are multiple charges.At the time of the investigation last time there was civil case,and a settlement.No civil case filed this time and a cooperative victim.

No they aren't doing this to spoil his new record release.
135 posted on 11/19/2003 11:15:13 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Miss Marple
Excellent summary. I had not realized the law was changed in that manner.

Pity the children, scorn for their either naive or evil parents.
136 posted on 11/19/2003 11:15:27 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: TrappedInLiberalHell
Investigation has been handled solely by Santa Barbara.
137 posted on 11/19/2003 11:15:27 AM PST by cyncooper ("The evil is in plain sight")
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To: Darlin'
Correction: the Santa Barbara Child Protection Agency is not involved; still a case in Los Angeles? He must mean the Gloria Allred thing!
138 posted on 11/19/2003 11:15:31 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Peach
He said it was changed BECAUSE Of what happened with Jackson in 1993.
139 posted on 11/19/2003 11:16:00 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Idiotic media wants to know why on the day the CD debuts?

140 posted on 11/19/2003 11:16:37 AM PST by cyncooper ("The evil is in plain sight")
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To: Howlin
Will not discuss time frame for surrender.
141 posted on 11/19/2003 11:16:48 AM PST by Howlin
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To: meanie monster; Peach
http://www.mjshouse.com/stories/living_with_mj_transcript.html

...Jackson: "Yes, there are surrogate mothers who do that every day. That
happens every day in the world - it is happening right now."

Bashir: "Is that how Blanket was born?"

Jackson: "I used a surrogate mother and my own sperm cells. I had my own
sperm cells in my other two children. They are all my children but I used a
surrogate mother and she doesn't know me, I don't know her."
"And so he was born."

Bashir: "How did you select the mother ... out of interest?"

Jackson: "It didn't matter to me as long as she was healthy. I didn't care
what race as long as she is healthy, as long as she didn't have eye ... and
her vision is good - and her intellect, I want to know how intelligent she
is."

Bashir: "Would you have conceived a child with a black woman?"

Jackson: "Of course."

Bashir: "But I have seen Blanket and I think it is safe to say that his
mother was probably white."

Jackson: "No, you are wrong."

Bashir: "I am wrong?"

Jackson: "You are wrong."

Bashir: "So Blanket's mother is black. But blanket is so light?"

Jackson: "Black people were called coloured people because we come in all
colours from very white - as white as my hand - to very dark, as dark as your
shirt."
"My father has blue eyes. And when they see Paris, they always say Debbie but
that could be my father's genes, you know ..."

Bashir: "Really?"

Jackson: "Of course ..."

Bashir: "So when do you think you are going to have your next child?"

Jackson: "I wish I could have it today ..."

Bashir: "Really?"

Jackson: "I am thinking about adopting two kids from each continent around
the world."

Bashir: "A boy and a girl from every continent?"

Jackson: "From every continent. That is my dream."
142 posted on 11/19/2003 11:16:56 AM PST by maggief
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To: Peach
Some woman referred to our 2 year old as sexy. We were at a party for another child. I made sure that the woman knew how disgusted I was with her remarks. I didn't raise my voice but I was firm, short and to the point. She thought I was out of line, couldn't see what was off base in her thinking that about a two year old.
143 posted on 11/19/2003 11:16:59 AM PST by wtc911
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To: Howlin
Although I find her annoying, I hope Gloria gets those kids removed from his custody.

I am sorry, but I think he had those children conceived for his own nefarious purposes.

144 posted on 11/19/2003 11:17:05 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: cyncooper
Well, he pretty much took care of all their "guesses" before he opened up to questions.........LOL.
145 posted on 11/19/2003 11:17:14 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Miss Marple
Affadavit sealed for 45 days!
146 posted on 11/19/2003 11:17:53 AM PST by Howlin
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To: All
Could MJ's children be taken away?

That is up to a court, is the answer.

Arrest warrant issued at the same time approx as search warrant. They were looking for items that would support the victim's statements.

There is an affadavit and it has been sealed for 45 days and will remain sealed for 45 additional days.
147 posted on 11/19/2003 11:18:10 AM PST by cyncooper ("The evil is in plain sight")
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To: Howlin
Did they just say MJ refused to turn over his passport?
148 posted on 11/19/2003 11:18:41 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: cyncooper
OMG>................GERAGOS IS REPRESENTING JACKSON!!!
149 posted on 11/19/2003 11:18:43 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
I wonder where the other two properties were that had search warrants issued for.
150 posted on 11/19/2003 11:18:57 AM PST by Miss Marple
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