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JACKO CHILD ABUSE CLAIMS DROPPED

Police say they were unable to uncover any evidence after a long investigation...

An investigation into child abuse claims against Michael Jackson dating back to the late 1980s have been dropped by LOS ANGELES police.

The allegations were made in March, though police say they were unable to uncover any evidence to support them despite an extensive two month investigation.

Although a police spokesman did not discuss the nature of the allegations, Los Angeles Police Lieutenant Art Miller said in a statement: "No charges will be sought."

He added: "After an extensive investigation, which included hours of interviews with the person making the allegations, detectives concluded there was no evidence that any crime occurred."

According to BBC News, legal experts previously concluded that the charges would be difficult to prove due to questions about why the accuser had not come forward sooner.

This recent decision does not affect the separate charges facing Michael Jackson in Santa Barbara. The singer is due to face trial on September 13.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Michael Jackson has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.

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