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Oldbury child abductor to be sentenced this month
8:00am Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in News
A PREDATORY Oldbury pervert who kidnapped, imprisoned and sexually assaulted a 10 year-old-boy is set to be sentenced at the end of the month.
Michael Jackson’s kidnapping of the boy led to a huge anti-paedophile protest in Oldbury last year and it has since emerged he abducted a 11-year-old girl locally.
The former pirate radio DJ, who changed his name by deed poll to impress an ex-love, was remanded in custody by a Judge at Wolverhampton Crown Court for reports to assess him for "dangerousness."
And the divorced father-of-one will be back before the court on October 29 when the report which could rule a sentence must be imposed to protect the public has been completed.
Reporting restrictions had been imposed after Jackson pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, falsely imprisonment and indecently assaulting a woman in Dudley in 2003.
But Debi Gould prosecuting told Judge Nicholas Webb they were now no longer proceeding with those charges and the restrictions forbidding the use of Jackson's name could now be lifted.
Jackson admitted kidnapping the boy, false imprisonment, sexual assault, kidnapping with intent to commit a sexual offence and abducting the schoolgirl.
Miss Gould told the court the other Dudley offences had come to light during the police investigation into the abduction of the two children but ruled it would not be in the public interests to have a trial.
She said the young boy had been taken by Jackson, aged 50, to his Lowrey Court home in Bristnall Hall Road, Oldbury where he was "trussed up, put into a cupboard and sexually assaulting."
The question of dangerousness, she stressed to the judge, had to be a real issue in the case, which could result in the imposition of an indeterminate prison term for Jackson.
The youngster went missing after leaving his home to buy a drink from a nearby convenience store and he was freed after a two-hour ordeal when a woman spotted him through the window of Jackson's flat.
The incident sparked outrage amongst people living in the area and a heated demonstration outside the flats prompted the Adullam Homes Housing Association who provide homes for vulnearable people to rehouse all the tenants.
It also lead to the formation of Sandwell United Parents, which campaigns for better protection for children from paedophiles.
Jackson, who appeared in court with his grey hair cropped short and wearing a white shirt with an open necked collar, was flanked during the short hearing by four prison officers.
He has a long criminal record having made 20 previous court appearances for a total of 70 offences - mainly burglary, theft and other dishonesty.