LOS ANGELES – The Jacko grand jurors won't stop 'til they get enough - privacy.
The Santa Barbara panel set to begin hearing evidence on Michael Jackson's (search) child-molestation case Monday will be taking the show on the road to dodge throngs of journalists who will be swarming the courthouse.
The 19 grand jurors and six alternates will begin their service in a downtown Santa Barbara courtroom this morning, a law-enforcement insider confirmed.
But once secret testimony begins, District Attorney Tom Sneddon (search) is expected to move proceedings around Santa Barbara County, according to two law-enforcement and courthouse sources.
"We will do what it takes to maintain the integrity of the process - for grand juries in general," said Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Pappas, who refused to specifically discuss Jackson's prosecution or even confirm that a grand jury had been impaneled.
The DA has charged Jackson with seven counts of committing lewd acts on a minor and two counts of using an intoxicant - reportedly wine - to loosen up his alleged victim.
If at least 12 grand jurors agree to indict Jackson, the King of Pop could be on trial as early as December.
Jackson's young accuser, his brother and the boy's psychologist, Stan Katz, will be the stars of Sneddon's pretrial case, sources said.
It's also been reported that a boy who accused Jackson of molestation in 1993 might also testify, and The Post has learned the boy's psychiatrist, Dr. Mathis Abrams of Beverly Hills, could also take the witness stand.
Sneddon never charged Jackson in the 1993 probe, because the young accuser refused to help authorities and took a multimillion-dollar civil settlement.
"From the day these charges were filed, you knew all those prior allegations would come out," said Fox News Channel legal editor Stan Goldman, a law professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
"It's going to be the center of the DA's position: He's [Jackson's] done it before, therefore it's likely he's done it today."
Under California law, Jackson is allowed to present a defense to the grand jury, but his aides have already said he won't testify yet.
Jackson's defense lawyers are due in court Friday to argue pretrial motions but the King of Pop, free on $3 million bail, isn't expected to be there.
Jackson's scheduled to appear in Washington on Thursday to receive a humanitarian award for his charitable efforts in Africa.