Former Mpls. park police official arrested for sexual misconduct

9:29 AM, Jan 23, 2010   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The former head of the Minneapolis Park Police is behind bars, accused of sexually abusing a boy for two and a half years.

William Jacobs, 66, of Deephaven, has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, Jacobs started sexually abusing the boy during the summer of 2007 when the victim was 12 years old. The alleged abuse ended this month

Jacobs was arrested Thursday night at his home. He is being held on a $1 million bail.

Jacobs ran the Minneapolis Park Police for 14 years.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Lisa Kiava says Jacobs is a counselor at an undisclosed camp. He's also a faculty member in the Criminal Justice Studies at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College in St. Paul.

Jacobs is scheduled to be in court on Monday.

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