Monday, January 25, 2010
MN: Ex-Park Police Commander Accused of Abusing Boy
startribune.com: Child porn charge against ex-Park Police commander accused of abusing boy.
Yet another member of law enforcement charged in sex offenses against minors.
The hypocrisy is astounding. See related story below: MD Police Officer Charged in Child Porn Case
A longtime college educator and former head of the Minneapolis Park Police force, already accused of sexually abusing a boy over the past several years, was also charged Monday with possession of child pornography.
William Allan Jacobs, 66, of Deephaven, is newly charged with possessing nearly 40,000 pornographic images, according to the criminal complaint. The new charge is based on evidence collected in a search of his home on Thursday. Seized were four computers, hard drives, thumb drives, 141 CDs and DVDs and the images, the complaint said.
No plea was entered. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 17. Friday, Jacobs was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The charges say that the abuse started in 2007, when the boy was 12, and continued until this month.
Jacobs led the Park Police force as a captain from 1987 to 2001. An attorney, he also is on the criminal justice studies faculty at Minneapolis Community and Technical College in St. Paul, where he has taught since 1990. He also taught chemistry at the Breck School from 1973 to 1976, said Mary Healy, a school human resources official. Healy said she was not allowed to say more about Jacobs' time at the school. He joined the Park Police force as an officer in 1975. In addition, he has had a long-running affiliation with the YMCA's Camp Warren in Eveleth, Minn.
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