Sexual predators engage in a behavior called grooming, which starts with attention and gifts given to the family in order to gain their trust. Then the predator will target the child making that kid feel special. The third step is to isolate the kid from the family. The fourth step is brainwashing the child to get the child to turn on their parents. What makes the alleged situations of Michael Jackson or R. Kelly unique is that the child is getting special attention from a global superstar.