Randolph Haldeman, who was arrested last month on allegations of sexually assaulting children and then released on bail hours later, was arrested again Wednesday (Aug. 21) at his Menlo Park home on 20 sexual assault charges, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Haldeman had been arrested on July 25 on two counts of "lewd and lascivious acts" with boys ranging in age from 8 to 13 years; the alleged assaults took place at his home and at the Ladera Recreation Center, where he took photos of the swim team, the Sheriff's Office said.
(An official at the Ladera Recreation Center declined to comment on Haldeman's role at the center when contacted by The Almanac, but several people connected with the center have challenged the Sheriff's Office's assertion that he was a swim team photographer, saying that he was merely an occasional parent volunteer among many volunteers who took photos.)
He posted bail and was released the same day, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Since his arrest, six additional people have contacted authorities to report being sexually assaulted by Haldeman, the Sheriff's Office said in a press release issued Wednesday.
"The victims’ ages at the time of the assaults ranged from 6 to 16 years old," the press release says. "All the sexual assaults on the new charges were committed at Haldeman’s residence in unincorporated Menlo Park."
Bail has been set at $5 million, according to Detective Rosemerry Blankswade of the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's investigators "believe there are potentially more victims out there and encourage anyone who had any contact, with the suspect, allowed him to be around their child/children, or believe anyone may have been victimized" to contact Detective Fava at 650-363-4192 or email@example.com; or Detective Derespini at 650-363-4055 or firstname.lastname@example.org, the press release says.
● See earlier story.