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Hoover High instructor arrested for sexual contact with underage girl
GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A public safety instructor was charged Friday with multiple felony counts of sexual contact with an underage victim.
Delvon Christopher Jackson, 38, was arrested Wednesday and was charged Friday with three counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object.
Jackson is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old female victim on three separate occasions on the campus of Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale. The acts allegedly took place between Oct. 1 and Oct. 14, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office. The incidents were reported to police on Tuesday.
Jackson is a regional occupational program instructor at the school He teaches a public safety class offering opportunities to students who an interest in related occupations, Glendale Police said.
Glendale Police said the investigation revealed that Jackson led people to believe he was a former police officer with the Inglewood Police Department. Detectives learned that Jackson was employed as a part-time hourly employee for the City of Inglewood in Parking Control. He was separated from the City of Inglewood in 2009. According to detectives, Jackson was never a police officer for Inglewood, nor any other police agency.
Prosecutors recommended Jackson be held on $400,000 bail.
Prosecutors recommended Jackson be held on $400,000 bail. The judge set Jackson's bail at $1 million.
Jackson is due back in court on Monday for arraignment and for a bail modification hearing.
If convicted on the charges, Jackson faces a maximum sentence of five years in state prison.
The case remained under investigation by the Glendale Police Department. Anyone with information related to the case can contact Glendale Police Detective Ernesto Torres at (818) 548-3106 in the Assaults Unit. If you want to remain anonymous, call Glendale Crime Stoppers at (818) 507-7867.
Glendale Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Richard Sheehan released a statement: "There have been allegations made against an ROP (Regional Occupational Program) hourly instructor at Hoover High School. The site administration took immediate action upon being notified of the allegations and the instructor was promptly removed from the presence of students. All employees in the Glendale Unified School District go through background checks, are vetted, and fingerprinted prior to being hired. In light of what we have seen recently in other districts, the Glendale Unified School District provides training to our school administrators to do a thorough investigation whenever allegations are made, as was the case in this situation. During the course of the investigation the employee will not be in a school setting. The district will move expeditiously for termination should there be any evidence of wrongdoing. The number one priority of the Glendale Unified School District is the safety and education of all our students. The Glendale Unified School District is fully cooperating with the Glendale Police Department and to avoid any interference with the investigation, will defer comments during their investigation."
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