Third Person Claims Sex Abuse By S. Fla. Youth Pastor
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FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A third person has come forward to say he was sexually abused by a South Florida youth pastor already charged with the sexual molestation of two boys, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
BSO investigators say the most recent victim is 26-years-old but was 8-years-old at the time of the alleged abuse. The boy had been in the care of Jeffery London, 48, after his mother passed away.
London was first charged in January with the sexual molestation of a boy who is now 18 but was 10 at the time of the alleged abuse.
On Feb. 2nd, London was additionally charged after a second victim came forward. That man is 23-years-old but was 11 at the time the inappropriate contact took place, said BSO. The second victim said he lived with London for more than a decade and was repeatedly abused during that time, according to BSO.
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. The victim’s mother left him in London’s care when he was 8-years-old after running into financial hardship.
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.
Investigators say there may still be other victims and if so, they can call the Broward Sheriff’s Office at (954) 321-4240 or 954-493-TIPS (8477).