GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — A teacher at a Glendale high school pleaded not guilty Monday to sexually assaulting a teenage girl on campus.
Delvon Jackson, 38, was charged with three counts of lewd acts on a child and one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object. He’s due back in court Oct. 29 for a pretrial hearing.
Jackson, who was teaching a public safety class at Hoover High School, was arrested Oct. 16 for allegedly engaging in sex acts with the 14-year-old girl on three occasions between Oct. 1 and Oct. 14.
Last Tuesday, the Glendale Unified School District notified authorities about a possible sexual assault involving Jackson, an hourly instructor for the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program, and a 14-year-old female, according to Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
“The investigation has revealed that Delvon Jackson has led persons to believe he was a former police officer with the Inglewood Police Department and that may have provided him the opportunity to gain respect and trust amongst the students,” said Lorenz.
Officials said Jackson last worked for the City of Inglewood in 2009 as a part-time parking control employee and has never held a job as a police officer with any law enforcement agency.
Jackson is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.
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