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Michael Jackson's Birthday

MJ's Kids Celebrate at

Singer's Childhood Home

8/29/2012 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0829_mj_kids_infToday is Michael Jackson's birthday ... he would have been 54 years old ... and his kids are honoring his memory with a family trip to MJ's boyhood home in Indiana.

Prince, Paris and Blanket were spotted in Gary, IN yesterday ... along with their co-guardian Katherine Jackson and their aunt La Toya. TJ Jackson -- the OTHER co-guardian -- also made the trip.

0829_latoya_katherine_jackson_INFMichael will be honored at the annual "Goin Back to Indiana" celebration in Gary ... which kicks off tonight with a candlelight vigil in front of MJ's childhood home.

The kids are also expected to throw out the first pitch at a Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game this week.

Michael died on June 25, 2009. He was 50.



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METRO VANCOUVER — Former Global BC television reporter Ron Bencze was sentenced in Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday to four years in jail for sexually assaulting a young boy.

At the sentencing, Judge Robin Baird said the Crown's request of two to three years in prison was "too lenient", and his decision was greeted with sighs of relief from people in the public gallery. The defence had asked for an 18- to 24-month conditional sentence followed by probation, or an intermittent sentence.

Bencze, 45, will also have to register as a sex offender and is prohibited from using electronic devices to contact minors for the next 10 years and from going to such public areas as parks, schools, playgrounds, community centres and daycare centres for the next 20 years.

Bencze was arrested in January, 2011, and later charged with nine sexual offences related to three children. He pleaded guilty in July to one count of sexual assault involving a boy, who is now 14. The offending began when the boy was around six years old.

Bencze was initially charged with three counts of sexual assault, four counts of sexual interference, two counts of invitation to sexual touching involving three people under the age of 16 and one count of breaching his bail conditions. The remaining charges were stayed by the Crown following sentencing.

Bencze has been on bail for 18 months, unable to live at home with his wife and three children and only able to visit his children while supervised.

The sexual acts between Bencze and the boy included sexual touching and acts, as well as sexually explicit text messages.

Judge Baird read statements the boy and his mother made previously regarding the offending.

"When the abuse began, I was young and it was ongoing for years through my adolescence," wrote the boy. "I feel that I have missed out on a childhood that was meant for me, not the tainted one that I have experienced."

He wrote, "I'm trying to live and behave as a normal, average teenager," but added that he has had troubles at home, school and with making friends.

"Our son has lost his innocence," wrote the boy's mother. "Our son is embarrassed by this subject and has had his pride taken away."

During a psychiatric evaluation when Bencze was asked about the relationship with the boy Bencze said he "wanted to please him" and that being with him made Bencze become "more of a child."

"I think the complainant filled a void," Bencze said at the time.

He later acknowledged the moral impact of his actions and admitted to being angry with himself for thinking such contact was OK. However, he also claimed that the complainant initiated the sexual relationship.

"The level of the accused's recklessness and abandon is alarming," said Judge Baird. He noted that Bencze had no prior criminal record and said, "He was a normal adult with a normal background who should have known better."


During a psychiatric evaluation when Bencze was asked about the relationship with the boy Bencze said he "wanted to please him" and that being with him made Bencze become "more of a child."

"I think the complainant filled a void," Bencze said at the time.

Isn't this the same sick excuse MJ and his rabids claim???

Totally sick and disgusting!

728 days ago

mac the knife    

blanket is SAMSON incarnate..or is that GERONIMO??

728 days ago


Micheal Jackson: you are not the father!!!!!!! The little kid is the only cute one the girl is a spitting image of her mother and the other at **** looks like his name should be billy bob from Arkansas

727 days ago


Αγαπημ'ενε μου Michael
Ηθελα να σου πω ταπειν'α ,ανθρ'ωπινα και απλ'α
Χρ'ονια πολλ'α
Η απουσ'ια σου πον'α,
Μου λε'ιπει η γλυκι'α σου μορφ'η,η τοσο μελωδικ'η και γεμ'ατη συναισθ'ηματα φων'η.
Λατρεμ'ενη μου ψυχ'η χρησιμοποι'ωνταs στ'ιχουs απο τραγο'υδια που ερμηνευσεs σου λεω:

You are always in my heart
Like a perfect flower that is just beyond your reach:
Gone too soon
Wherever you may be i'll look up and see someone in the dark for me
And maybe the walls will tumble and the sun may refuse to shine when i say I LOVE YOU MICHAEL you've gotta know that's for all time.

726 days ago


It's so sad that whenever the camera finds Michael's children the snakes will spit their venomous poison.Haven't the poor children gone through enough already? Let them honor their father with some respect!

726 days ago


Happy Birthday, Michael. Words can never describe how much I truly, truly love you. Like LOVE you to that point that it's...never mind. And it's weird cause I've never even met you or anything. Another year's gone by and your are missed dearly by the thousands of millions who love you, as you will be for the rest of eternity. God bless your soul and may you rest in peace, my soul's king. I pray for the well-being of your children and those you held most dear. LOVE YOU FOREVER.

719 days ago

ms. jackson     

happy birthday michael jackson

583 days ago

Alex Gustafson    

Michael Jackson dead and 2009 52 years

545 days ago
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