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Former Santa Clarita Basketball Coach Arrested In Washington D.C. On Child Molestation Charges

SANTA CLARITA ( — A former basketball coach at a local charter school was awaiting extradition Thursday after being arrested on suspicion of molesting five boys.

Randolph Jackson, a former coach at the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita, was taken into custody on a felony complaint Wednesday in Washington D.C., according to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

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

The complaint, which was filed Feb. 13, alleges the incidents involving five boys between the ages of 13 and 17 took place between Nov. 2010 and Jan. 2015.

Albert Einstein Academy fired Jackson at the beginning of February when the investigation was handed over to the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said. A letter was sent home to the parents and a team of crisis counselors were assembled at the school.

Prosecutors plain to request his bail be set at $840,000. If convicted, he could face more than 30 years in state prison.

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