Sheriffs were searching for the damning evidence of child molestation when they raided Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. In video exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com of the search, they came upon two locked safes they were able to crack to reveal the hidden evidence.
The "Thriller" singer was being investigated for pedophilia charges. Seventy members of the Santa Barbara District Attorney's Office and several law enforcement teams descended upon the mansion and discovered a harrowing glimpse into his dark and twisted life.
The ornately decorated home was cluttered with memorabilia from his own showbiz lifestyle, as well as vast collections of objects.
Searching in Jackson's private office, the Sheriffs located the first safe, which their expert cracks after drilling into the front.
A source told Radar that Jackson "had disgusting and downright shocking images of child torture, adult and child nudity, female bondage and sadomasochism" in his home.
When the safe was finally pried open, the camera lingered on the shocking objects inside, including a hand held video camera, several tapes and various stacks of documents.
The Sheriffs also identified a secret video security camera high up in the ceiling of one room.
"Michael Jackson had truly perverse sexual appetites, and the twisted photos tell a sadistic side of him that nobody really knew," said the source.
Despite the overwhelming evidence seized during the raid and presented at trial, a jury found Jackson not guilty of all charges in 2005.