More Charges Filed Against Lauderdale Lakes Youth Pastor
South Florida Crime
FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – More charges have been filed against a South Florida youth pastor accused of molesting children.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said another child has come forward to say that they were sexually abused by 48-year old Jeffrey London. During a court hearing on Thursday, the judge ordered that London be held without bond.
London was arrested last week at his Lauderdale Lakes home for allegedly sexually abusing a boy. The alleged victim in the case said he lived with London for more than a decade and he was repeatedly abused during that time.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the victim alleged the battery happened twice a week and that London would buy the victim a video game. As the victim got older, London allegedly offered money in exchange for sexual acts, according to BSO.
According to the BSO, the victim’s mother left him in London’s care when he was eight-years-old after running into financial hardship.
“He’s been living with this child from the ages of 8-18, the abuse began right away,” said Det. Julie Bower of the BSO.
BSO said London was involved with the Bible Church of God and worked as the Dean of Students at Eagle Charter Academy in Lauderdale Lakes from 2003-2009. Neither Miami-Dade County Public Schools, nor Broward County Public Schools have a record of London ever working for them, according to BSO.
“Apparently, he would have a lot of young boys over at his house and spend the night,” Det. Bower. “And from my victim’s statement there could be other victims. God forbid it happened. If it did happen, please let us help you.”
Boys who think they may have been abused by London can report it by calling the sheriff’s office at (954) 321-4240 or 954-493-TIPS (8477).