Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16) to child-molestation charges as a throng of news media and fans swarmed around the small courthouse in the semi-rural central California town of Santa

Michael Jackson pleaded innocent today (Jan. 16) to child-molestation charges as a throng of news media and fans swarmed around the small courthouse in the semi-rural central California town of Santa Maria for his first appearance in a case that could send him to prison for years.