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Attorney in 1993 Jackson case testifies

Source: Grand jury expected to hear latest accuser

A grand jury listened to the first day of testimony in the molestation case against Michael Jackson on Monday.

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SANTA BARBARA, California (CNN) -- The attorney who represented a boy who accused Michael Jackson of molesting him in 1993 has appeared before the grand jury considering evidence regarding another boy's claims of molestation by the pop star, a source familiar with the case told CNN.

The source said Larry Feldman testified Monday in the case in which a 14-year-old boy alleges Jackson molested him when he was 12.

Feldman has counseled the mother of the most recent accuser.

The family in the 1993 case accepted a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement from Jackson in a civil suit. The singer was never charged in connection with those allegations.

The source told CNN the latest accuser is now in the Santa Barbara area and is expected to testify before the grand jury soon.

Jamie Masada, the owner of the Laugh Factory who claims to have facilitated the introduction of Jackson to the latest alleged victim, testified before the grand jury Tuesday for about 30 minutes, another source familiar with the case told CNN.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon charged the 45-year-old Jackson late last year with seven felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 and two counts of giving the child an "intoxicating agent." (Full story)

Prosecutors say the incidents took place in February and March 2003. Jackson pleaded not guilty in January. (Full story)

The grand jury began its session Monday (Full story) and proceedings will resume Thursday. The entire session is expected to take approximately two weeks.

Although grand jury proceedings are typically secret, the grand jury is meeting at a site away from the location where it normally meets. The jury was selected last week. (Full story)

The jurors arrived Tuesday in two unmarked white vans with blackened windows.

If prosecutors obtain the indictment they are seeking from the grand jury, they would not have to present evidence at a preliminary hearing to determine if the case should go to trial.

Grand jurors are also likely to hear at least some evidence netted from the 18 search warrants issued in the case.

The affidavit of the most recent warrant indicated investigators sought an "unedited video" tape of Jackson, hoping to establish a relationship between him and the alleged victim.

Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville unsealed the last of the 18 warrants last week, all them heavily edited. (Full story)

CNN's Dree De Clamecy and Jamie McShane contributed to this report.

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