A Menlo Park man who worked as the Ladera Recreation Center swim team photographer is being accused of of sexually abusing young boys and was arrested Thursday, July 25, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
The alleged assaults of boys from 8 to 13 years old by Randy Haldeman, 59, occurred at the Ladera Recreation Center in Portola Valley and at the suspect's home, for possibly as long as 30 years, according to the Sheriff's Office.
During an investigation by sheriff's deputies, which had begun in January, multiple victims came forward saying that they had been assaulted by Haldeman, according to Rosemerry Blankswade of the Sheriff's Office.
The last incident reported was in 2015, Blankswade said.
Haldeman was arrested at his home on two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old, and was booked into San Mateo County Jail, according to the Sheriff's Office.
He posted bail on July 25, Blankswade said.
Haldeman has an initial court appearance date on August 26, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
On his LinkedIn page, Haldeman describes himself as a "CEO, CMO, Innovator, Mentor." He is chief executive officer and president of Code-N, a Menlo Park-based "next-generation cloud computing company," according to the company's website.
Sheriff's investigators believe that there are more victims who haven't come forward, Blankswade said.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone who had contact with Haldeman or whose children had contact with him or know of someone who was victimized to contact Detective Joseph Fava at 650-363-4192 or e-mail [email protected] or Detective Sergeant Joe Cang at 650-363-4008 or [email protected]