(CBS) Michael Jackson's molestation trial is slated to start next week, and things may already be heating up.
According to court documents, prosecutors want to admit potentially damaging evidence, including books, magazines and videos that were seized from the pop star's Neverland ranch. One book in particular contained many photographs of naked boys.
Court TV Executive Investigative Editor Diane Dimond has been following the story.
She tells The Early Show co-anchor Rene Syler that the book, called "The Boy, A Photographic Essay" was seized from Neverland in 1993.
On the front cover is a photo of a naked boy looking out at the sea. It's a coffee table book, and the experts that I have questioned about it…said this book serves two purposes. Number one, self-gratification for a pedophile and number two, it opens up a dialogue for someone who's looking for a target. They go through the book, and there are many nice pictures of boys at play, at work, in the fields and studying at school.
" 'Look at these pictures,' " Dimond suggests a pedophile might say. " 'Look at this. Oh, they're skinny dipping. Would you like to skinny dip with me?' So it's used as a recruitment tool."
Since it's a coffee table book, couldn't it be seen simply as an art book, Syler asked.
"Absolutely," Dimond responded. "It could be. However, as you turn the pages, beginning on about page 25, suddenly you're struck by these completely nude little boys, in strange, provocative poses, laying on a rock with the waterfall falling on top of them. And the mental health professionals that deal with pedophiles that I talked to were very disturbed by the book."