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Report: Jermaine Jackson Owes Thousands in Back Child Support

Donald Kravitz/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jermaine Jackson is reportedly in trouble for failing to pay child support for the past few months.

TMZ, citing court documents, says Jackson owes nearly $12,000 in back payments to Alejandra Jackson, the mother of his 13-year-old son Jermajesty and 17-year-old son Jaafar.  The website says court documents show Jermaine has only paid $85.

TMZ says the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department has now filed court papers requesting that Jermaine be held in contempt, which could land him in jail for 20 days.

TMZ notes Jermaine has been late with back child support in the past.  He reportedly paid $80,000 in back payments in March 2011 and forked over another $33,000 in back support this past May.

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