This might be one of those deals where convictable evidence was scarce, but anecdotal evidence is convincing. There's no doubt in my mind that this guy is bad news for kids, and that any half-sober parent with a shred of common sense should spot this guy as a perv a mile from the front gates of Neverland. I didn't even bother to follow the case at all - I just figured they'd toss him in jail after a while, the fitting consequence of 15 years of rumors and settlements, so I decided to get a head start on resuming my life. It never crossed my mind to consider otherwise.
On a related note, a buddy sent me an email he closed with "I report, you decide." His local Sheriff's office sent him a recorded 'Megan's Law' message about the release of two known sex offenders in his county. Both of them lived in the same apartment complex, ten minute's walk from a shop he described as "The Wal-Mart of Porn."
Parents, let's recap - pervs go where the supply meets their demand. Do NOT let your kids near this thing, or any thing like him.
Update: pertinancy from the incomparable Rick Brookhiser in NRO's Corner:
Michael Jackson got big after I stopped listening seriously to rock n roll, i.e. after 1965. But he was huge. ... There is a reason he owns the Beatles catalogue, or half of it, or whatever: he sold more records than they did. He was about one hundred times more talented than Madonna. Our fascination with him is how such a lively figure became such a moral and physical gargoyle.