The Colonial Forge High School track coach accused of soliciting prostitution from a student was given a bond Wednesday that he won’t be allowed to post until Monday at the earliest.
Delvin Ladon Jackson, 37, was granted a $50,000 bond following a hearing in Stafford Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. But Judge Andrea Stewart ruled that Jackson will remain in jail until the prosecution gets the opportunity to appeal her ruling.
A hearing on the appeal is scheduled for Monday morning in Stafford Circuit Court.
Jackson was arrested earlier this month on three charges of soliciting prostitution from a boy under the age of 16. The offenses took place in August 2017, according to court records.
According to an affidavit for a search warrant filed in circuit court, Detective Robert Firkin interviewed the boy this month after receiving a complaint about Jackson. Firkin wrote that during the previous school year, Jackson told the boy on multiple occasions that he could make a “substantial amount of money” by engaging in sex with older men.
The affidavit alleges that the boy told police that on at least one occasion, Jackson offered to pay the boy himself if he would engage in the illicit activities.
Police said that since Jackson’s arrest, at least two more people have come forward with similar complaints against the coach, who also worked as a security guard at the school.
Elsasser opposed the bond request Wednesday and will likely do so again on Monday. The prosecutor said in court that he considers Jackson a danger to the community and said at least one of the other potential victims whose claims are being investigated was also a student at the school at the time of the alleged offenses. That person, also a male, is now an adult, Elsasser said.
Defense attorney Terence Patton argued that Jackson doesn’t have much of a criminal record and would pose no threat, especially under the conditions imposed by Stewart.
The judge’s ruling includes provisions that he live at his parents’ home and have no contact with anyone under the age of 18. Jackson is married with children.
Court records show that this isn’t the first time Jackson has been charged with a felony. He was arrested on a felony drug possession charge in January 2016 in Stafford, but he later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.
Jackson is being held in the Northern Neck Regional Jail. He was moved there from the Rappahannock Regional Jail, where he used to work.