Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office backtracks on Corey Feldman denial, saying it does in fact have records of his sexual abuse claims

Weeks after denying it has any record of claims Corey Feldman made in 1993, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is now acknowledging that it has located those exact records.

Feldman asserted in October that more than two decades ago, he specifically identified to police a list of people involved in an alleged pedophile ring plaguing Hollywood, saying on the "Today" show that he "gave them names. They're on record. They have all this information."

The Sheriff's Office fully denied that assertion, responding, "Our records do not indicate that he named any suspects."

But on Tuesday, the office pivoted to reveal that it does, in fact, have audio recordings of Feldman's 1993 interview, which was conducted during its investigation of Michael Jackson. According to a statement given to Fox News, the team recently combed through its old files after facing media scrutiny.

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EIGHT IS ENOUGH - 'Cops and Toddlers' - Airdate: October 25, 1978. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: TODD SPERO;STEVEN HARRIS;COREY FELDMAN;SUSAN RICHARDSON;TRACY JUSTRICH;PAGE TAYLOR;HEATHER HOBBS
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American television and film actor Corey Feldman poses for a magazine shoot, United States, December 1986. (Photo by Epics/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - JULY 26: Model Cindy Crawford and actor Corey Feldman attend the 11th Annual Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) Convention on July 26, 1992 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Corey Feldman during Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration - Arrivals at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Corey Feldman during Greenpeace Flagship Rainbow Warrior - February 2, 1992 at Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Corey Feldman during Frederic Fekkai Oscar Beauty and Fashion Suite - Day 4 at Frederic Fekkai in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Corey Feldman during Corey Feldman Celebrates His 33rd Birthday at Shelter Nightclub at Shelter in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Todd Williamson/FilmMagic)
Corey Feldman during Melanie Segal's Platinum Luxury Suites, in Celebration of the MTV Movie Awards - Day 1 at Le Meridien in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Dale Wilcox/WireImage for Platinum Publicity)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: Actor Corey Feldman performs at the after party for the A&E Premiere Screening Of 'The Two Corey's' on July 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 24: Actor Corey Feldman arrives at the Fox Reality Channel's 'Really Awards' held at Avalon Hollywood on September 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Actor Corey Feldman arrives on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of 'Spread' at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 3, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Corey Feldman sighted in London on January 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 28: Corey Feldman attends the launch of former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones's Hollywood Doll Boutique at the Iconic Sweet! on June 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actor Corey Feldman attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Corey Feldman attends the Ovation TV premiere screening of 'Art Breakers' on October 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Ovation)
INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actor Corey Feldman poses backstage during the first ever iHeart80s Party at The Forum on February 20, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
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"Following the recent inquiries into the Sheriff's Office interview of Mr. Feldman in 1993, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office conducted an additional review for any stored items remaining from the Michael Jackson investigation," said public information officer Kelly Hoover. "In a container which included the original reports from the investigation, the Sheriff's Office located some detective working copies of audio recordings made during the investigation. A copy of Mr. Feldman's interview was located."

The recording, she said, is being turned over to the Los Angeles Police Department.

"Due to the fact that this case involves the alleged sexual abuse of a child, we are unable to comment further and any documentation or evidence related to this case is exempt from release," Hoover said.

Fox News had originally reached out to the Sheriff's Office in October at which time they responded, "We are aware of the statements that Mr. Feldman is making regarding an investigation in 1993. Our records do not indicate that he named any suspects."

Feldman has long maintained that he is intimately aware of Hollywood predators who sexually abused children, particularly in the '80s and '90s.

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