Report: Prints of Jackson, Boy on Porn
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Chris Pappas did not return calls from the Associated Press, while Jackson attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. declined comment. The prosecution and defense are prohibited from discussing the case because of a court-imposed gag order.
However investigators reportedly found a "collection" of pornographic magazines at Jackson's home last year, and fingerprint testing later showed both the singer and the accuser's prints on those materials, sources told CNN.
Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville is expected to decide next month what evidence can be admitted at trial, scheduled to begin Jan. 31.
In what has been an ongoing investigation since November 2003, authorities most recently searched Jackson's Neverland home on Dec. 3 and 4. On that second day, Jackson voluntarily gave them a DNA sample at their request, say reports.
According to the Santa Barbara News-Press, the boy who stands at the center of the child-molestation case and his brother often visited Neverland when Jackson wasn't home.
Jackson, 46, has pleaded not guilty to charges of child molestation, conspiracy and administering an intoxicating agent, alcohol, to his alleged victim.