U.S. media reports say pop star Michael Jackson has been formally indicted by a California grand jury investigating allegations of child molestation against the singer.
There has been no official confirmation of the reports, which do not indicate what specific charges will be brought against Jackson.
The jury has been looking into accusations by a boy who was 12 at the time of the alleged crime.
An indictment means the grand jury has concluded there is sufficient evidence to indicate a crime may have been committed.
Reports indicate the grand jury listened to testimony for more than two weeks before reaching its decision.
The reports say the boy in question was featured in a British documentary, part of which was filmed at Jackson's NeverLand Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.
Jackson was arraigned several months ago and pleaded innocent. He is free on a $3 million bail.
Some information for this report provided by AFP.