Former police captain charged with sexually assaulting child


William Allan Jacobs, 66 years old and a former captain in the Minneapolis Park Police Department, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after what a 15-year-old boy described to police as three years of escalating sexual assaults that included anal penetration and oral sex.

Jacobs, who retired from the department in 2001, is being held in the Hennepin County jail with bail set at $1 million. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

The criminal complaint outlines a three-year period of sexual assaults that began with a camping trip in 2007, when the child, who was 11 years old at the time, woke up to find Jacobs beside him in his tent, rubbing his hands on the child's chest and abdomen "down to the area of his pubic hair." The encounters escalated into 2009 to the point of anal penetration, oral sex, and Jacobs masturbating the boy on various occasions.

Deputies say Jacobs was arrested Thursday evening, after they monitored a telephone call placed by the boy to Jacobs in which he told the man he was worried that he had contracted a sexually transmitted disease from their encounters. Jacob's didn't challenge the boy's account of sex acts, and told the boy not worry because he was "clean."

You can read the full criminal complaint against Jacobs by clicking here.