A 27-year-old man facing sex-related charges involving boys who attended the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita, where he was a basketball coach, was in custody in Los Angeles Wednesday following his extradition from Washington, D.C.
Randolph Clifford Jackson, who was arrested Feb. 18 in Washington, D.C., waived extradition and was returned to the Southland on Tuesday. He’s being held on $840,000 bail, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.
All five alleged victims were students at the Albert Einstein Academy and ranged in age between 13 and 17, according to Jane Robison of the District Attorney’s Office.
A felony complaint filed Feb. 13 charges Jackson with eight felony and 12 misdemeanor counts involving crimes that allegedly occurred between November 2010 and January of this year.
A half-dozen of the felony charges — one count each of continuous sexual abuse, oral copulation of a person under 16 and sodomy of a person under 16 and three counts of attempted oral copulation of a person under 16 — involve one alleged victim. The other two felony charges of lewd act upon a child involve a second alleged victim.
Jackson, who is also charged with three misdemeanor counts of child molesting and nine misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure, faces more than 30 years in state prison if convicted, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
— City News Service