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June 30, 2016: Former Santa Clarita Basketball Coach Sentenced for Sexually Molesting Students

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A former basketball coach at the Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita was sentenced today to 17 years, eight months in state prison after pleading no contest to sexually molesting six boys, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Randolph Jackson, 29, also was ordered to register as a sex offender for life by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta.

Deputy District Attorney Reinhold Mueller with the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted case BA433664.

In May, Jackson admitted molesting six boys between the ages of 13 and 17 at various locations in Los Angeles, the prosecutor said. The incidents occurred between November 2010 and January 2015. He met the victims while working as a basketball coach at two separate schools.

Jackson pleaded no contest to a total of nine counts, including one felony count each of continuous sexual abuse, oral copulation of a person under 16 and lewd act on a child. In addition, he pleaded to six misdemeanor charges, including four counts of indecent exposure and two counts of child molesting.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.