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Guard Details Neverland Events

As demonstrators, background, watch,Michael Jackson, surrounded by his entourage, arrives at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his child molestation trial Thursday, April 21, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. (AP Photo/ Lucas Jackson,pool)
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The defense in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial on Thursday walked a former Neverland ranch security guard through records detailing activities at Jackson's estate during the time the accuser and his family were allegedly held captive there.

The logs showed, among other things, that on Feb. 20, 2003, the boy now accusing Jackson of molestation was hit by a golf cart driven by a relative of actor Marlon Brando.

An emergency medical worker examined the boy and he did not require any further attention, according to the log reviewed by former guard Brian Barron during cross-examination by defense attorney Robert Sanger.

An entry from Feb. 24, 2003, showed the entire family left and returned a few hours later. Sanger asked if the family had gone to the dentist that day and Barron said he did not know.

The boy's mother has testified that she took the family for an unnecessary trip to an orthodontist because she hoped to somehow escape.

Prosecutors allege that Jackson conspired to hold the family so they would make a video rebutting a damaging television documentary about the pop star.

Jackson was greeted by screaming fans on his arrival at court Thursday. Wearing a black coat with a bright aqua armband and vest, he acknowledged the screams with a wave.

The prosecution called Barron on Wednesday to testify that he once had orders not to let the accuser leave Neverland.

Barron, a police officer who moonlighted at Neverland, said that in January or February 2003 he saw a note written on a message board that "simply stated (the boy) is not allowed off-property."

He said he needed to get permission from a supervisor before letting the boy leave.

While the prosecution sought to show that the directive indicated they boy and his family were held against their will, Sanger challenged that implication when he began questioning Barron.

Sanger asked whether the general policy was that children visiting without parents would not be allowed to leave by themselves.

"Yes," said Barron. "We would not let them go off the ranch without supervision."

"So it would not be unusual to not let (the boy and his brother) leave the ranch without supervision," said Sanger.

"That's correct," said Barron.

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