MARTINEZ -- An Antioch man who worked as a parks attendant for the city of Oakland is facing sexual assault charges alleging that he raped and molested a 16-year-old girl on more than one occasion and videotaped some of the encounters.
Timothy Ray Hackett, 46, was arrested at his home on Aug. 1 and faces charges of contacting a minor with sexual intent, arranging to meet with a minor to engage in lewd and lascivious behavior, rape by force, sex with a minor and exhibiting a minor in child porn in connection to five incidents that took place in June and July. The incidents all involved a 16-year-old girl, prosecutors said.
Hackett, being held on $255,000 bail, was set to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Contra Costa County Superior Court, but the hearing was postponed until next week, prosecutors said. He allegedly solicited the girl for sex and asked if he could videotape the activity.
The girl initially declined, but prosecutors say that when Hackett offered her money, she agreed to meet with him. Hackett allegedly videotaped some of the encounters, and at least one of the meetings at an undisclosed location involved rape, prosecutors said.
Neither police nor prosecutors would say how they learned about the incidents. They also would not say how Hackett knew the girl, but prosecutors did say the two are not related.
Police arrested Hackett at his Antioch home on Aug. 1, said Lt. Anthony Morefield.
City officials confirmed Thursday afternoon that Hackett was employed as a part-time park attendant from July 2013 through Thursday, although his last day of work was July 26. Hackett, who was assigned to Lakeside Park and also worked with roving city parks crews, performed tree trimming, garden maintenance, ballfield preparation and other duties.
Prosecutors said Hackett has a criminal history in Alameda County. He was convicted of possession of cocaine in 1989 and felony possession of a firearm in 1995.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for the Oakland city manager's office said that Hackett had disclosed his criminal history during the hiring process but that "it was determined that his response did not preclude him from being employed in the position for which he had applied."
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