Police visit the star's home as part of an "ongoing criminal investigation"...

MICHAEL JACKSON’s famous NEVERLAND home has been searched as part of the ongoing investigation into claims of child molestation.

According to the local Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, investigators have “served a search warrant” at the Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos as part of an “ongoing criminal investigation.”

The pop legend strongly denies charges of child molestation and conspiracy.

His trial is due to start in early 2005.