there are many forms of abuse, and he abused his position with children in order to sleep with them. he was very open and honest about doing so in a tv interview. normal middle aged men don't do that with other peoples kids for innocent reasons. you wouldn't let your 40 year old next door single male neighbour sleep with your own 14 year old kid would you? even if he told you he wasn't a pedo?
MJ wasn't a normal person though was he? - no I wouldn't let my daughter sleep in the same bed as him any concerned parent just wouldn't risk it but even by childhood star multi-millionaire in the entertainment industry standards MJ was odd and he did seem to very childlike himself in a lot of ways. I'm not sure if he was a paedophile or not but I remain convinced that money had more to do the prosecutions than concern for the children's welfare.