Michael Jackson's parents have agreed to take custody of the troubled singer's three children if he is jailed for child molestation.

Joe and Kate Jackson are convinced their son will be cleared of charges of child molestation, conspiracy and administering an intoxicating agent to his alleged victim.

But the THRILLER star, whose trial begins tomorrow (31JAN05), could face a maximum 80-year prison sentence, so his parents are prepared to look after seven-year-old PRINCE MICHAEL, PARIS, six, and two-year-old BLANKET.

Kate, 74, says, "We're the grandparents. We're taking them.

"Oh yes. But I'm not looking for anything to go wrong."

30/01/2005 14:14