Children told police they had been forced to participate in murder rituals, but there was no evidence to be found.
New York City’s chief medical examiner has disputed any claims of homicide.
He was serving a life sentence for repeatedly molesting and raping a 10-year-old girl.
This comes in response to an “alarming rise” in child rape cases around the country.
I was sexually assaulted as a child. When I took him to court, his defence lawyers used notes from my own counselling sessions to try to discredit me.
Sixteen years ago, the 14-year-old disappeared. Since then, her case has sparked an investigation into police work and has become the focus of the far-right.
Four of the charges each carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years.
The country’s plan to scrap the law allowing parents to physically discipline their children is causing quite the controversy among adults.
'Leaving Neverland' has already sparked divided reactions and still has a complicated story to tell.
"I gotta be strong for my babies," she said from jail.
We visited the headquarters of the Internet Watch Foundation, whose analysts are tasked with searching out and identifying child sexual abuse images and videos.
She was only 15 years old.