Photographer arrested for sexual assaults on minors at Portola Valley rec center

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A man who worked as a swim team photographer at the Ladera Recreation Center in Portola Valley has been arrested on suspicion of committing multiple lewd acts with minors over a nearly 30 year period, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Now, the sheriff’s office is reaching out to the public to see if there are any other victims of the accused, identified as Randolph “Randy” Haldeman , a 47-year-old resident of unincorporated Menlo Park.

The sheriff’s office launched an investigation in January after receiving a report alleging multiple lewd acts that occurred over several years at the Ladera Recreation Center. During the investigation, multiple victims came forward with allegations against Haldeman. The sheriff’s office said its investigation uncovered that numerous boys between ages 8 and 13 had been victimized by Haldeman dating back 30 years, from 1987 to 2015, and that some incidents occurred at his home.

Haldeman was arrested at his home today on charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14. He was booked into the San Mateo County jail.

“We believe there are potentially more victims out there and we encourage anyone who had any contact with Haldeman or allowed him to be around your child/children or believe anyone may have been victimized, please contact Detective Fava at 650-363-4192 / jfava@smcgov.org or Detective Sergeant Cang at 650-363-4008 / jcang@smcgov.org,” the sheriff’s office said.

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