Judge Bars Jackson Accuser's Father From Visiting His Children

A judge says the father of Michael Jackson's accuser can't see his children.

The father had asked to visit his son because of rumors the boy is sick and because he hoped to determine whether Jackson had molested him.

Even though he denied the request, the judge scheduled a February 24th hearing to hear any additional evidence showing why the father should be allowed to have contact with the boy.

The father had pleaded no contest to child cruelty in 2002 and spousal abuse in 2001 and was barred from seeing his children. His wife filed for divorce in 2001. His attorney says the man has since completed classes in parenting and anger management.

Michael Jackson has pleaded innocent to child-molestation charges and is free on bond.

(The Associated Press is not identifying the father to avoid identifying Jackson's accuser.)

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