DA's Office reveals more details in Haldeman sexual assault case


More information has been made public by the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office about the alleged sexual assaults of children by Randolph Haldeman, including that one of the incidents allegedly occurred in a bathroom at St. Denis Catholic Church in Menlo Park.

Haldeman, who was arrested last month on allegations of sexually assaulting boys and then released on bail hours later, was arrested again on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at his Menlo Park home on 20 sexual assault charges, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Bail was set at $5 million.

After the original arrest generated numerous Bay Area media reports, eight more individuals contacted authorities to report being sexually assaulted by Haldeman, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Several of the molestations occurred after the victims had consumed alcohol, and involved fondling while viewing porn, Wagstaffe said.

The victims' ages at the time of the alleged assaults ranged from 4 to 16 years old, Wagstaffe said.

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 Menlo Park home and at the Ladera Recreation Center.

Although the Sheriff's Office said at the time of his arrest that Haldeman was a swim team photographer at the Ladera center, several people connected with the center have challenged that characterization, and Wagstaffe on Aug. 26 confirmed that Haldeman was only a parent volunteer rather than an employee of the center.

An official at the Ladera Recreation Center declined to comment on Haldeman's role at the center when contacted by The Almanac.

In addition to the information that one of the alleged assaults occurred at the church, Wagstaffe said today (Aug. 23) that nine of the children interviewed by investigators reported improper lewd touching, while another case involved soliciting a sexual act with a minor with no actual contact, which is also a felony.

The soliciting charge involved a girl, and the others involved eight boys and one girl, Wagstaffe said.

One allegation has resulted in a charge against Haldeman of sodomy on a drunken 12-year-old boy, he said.

Many of the charges could result in a sentence of life in prison, Wagstaffe said.

Haldeman and his attorney, Chuck Smith, had a date in court on Monday, Aug. 26, to enter a plea and seek a reduction in bail, according to Wagstaffe.

Smith asked for and received a continuance in the case until Monday, Sept 9 and Haldeman remains in custody on $5 million bail.

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 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; or Detective Derespini at 650-363-4055 or, a Sheriff's Office press release says.

● See earlier story.


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Posted by parent
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Aug 23, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Enjoy the rest of your life in maximum security prison

7 people like this
Posted by PV Resident
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 26, 2019 at 1:16 pm

It should also be mentioned that he ran a tutoring business (Grade A Tutoring) out of his home. There could be more victims.

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Posted by CV+
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Aug 26, 2019 at 4:32 pm

From Code-N's executives & advisors web page [ Web Link ]:

"Mr. Haldeman, the Innovation Exec, has a 25-year track record of innovation and success at both large and early-stage Silicon Valley technology companies. ... Mr. Haldeman holds a BSEE degree from Duke University with a double major in electrical and biomedical engineering. He serves as an advisor at Stanford’s School of Engineering and guest lecturer at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is a mentor in the Big Brother association ..."

Will Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Big Brother terminate any further relationship with Mr. Haldeman, pending outcome of the trial? Has one or more issued a statement? If not, why?

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Posted by MP parent
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Aug 26, 2019 at 4:46 pm

MP parent is a registered user.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has said that he was never a part of their organization. They keep records going back many decades.

Link to article:

Web Link

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Posted by Hahaha
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Aug 26, 2019 at 4:56 pm

@CV+, Did you just accept the word of this guy as fact and did you try to do a simple check to find out if it was in fact true and not "inflated" resume information? If not, why?

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 26, 2019 at 9:02 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

Has this guy been convicted of anything or just accused. We have a system of justice in this country in case any of you have forgotten. If he's convicted, throw the book at him. Otherwise, he hasn't been convicted of anything at this point. You can bring out the torches, pitchforks and nooses after he has. I'm guessing you folks would like to be treated as innocent until proven guilty if you were accused of a crime. No?

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Posted by @cv+
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Aug 27, 2019 at 9:51 am

Everyone, even scum, get their day in court.

Then we have the online peddlers of crap: "Will Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Big Brother terminate any further relationship"

A: Big Brothers Big Sisters has said that he was never a part of their organization.

Will the peddler CV+ even admit his mistakes? Or just continue to cast aspersions on fine organizations that support our community?

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Posted by Ann R
a resident of another community
on Aug 29, 2019 at 10:12 pm

Ann R is a registered user.

DA,s office needs to investigate if Haldeman had any pedophile acquaintances in the St. Denis Catholic Church

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