Basketball coach sexually assaults 5 boys

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By: Wayne Morin 

A basketball coach was arrested on charges of sexual assault after allegedly sexually assaulting five boys, prosecutors in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that the suspended basketball coach at the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita, was arrested in Washington, D.C., on charges he sexually molested five boys.

28-year-old Randolph Jackson was arrested on a felony complaint, charging him with a total of 20 counts. Prosecutors asked that his bail be set at $840,000.

He is awaiting extradition. Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller with the Sex Crimes Division is prosecuting the case.

Jackson is suspected of molesting five boys between the ages of 13 and 17 at various locations in Los Angeles, the prosecutor said.

The complaint alleges the incidents occurred over a five year period.

Jackson is charged with eight felony counts, including one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, one count of oral copulation of a person under 16, three counts of attempted oral copulation of a person under 16, sodomy of a person under 16 and two counts of lewd act on a child.

He also is charged with 12 misdemeanor counts, including nine counts of indecent exposure and three counts of child molesting.

If convicted, he faces more than 30 years in state prison.