Pastor Accused of Keeping Boys as ‘Sex Slaves’

Courthouse News Service


(CN) – A Broward County, Fla. man sued five religious and charitable organizations alleging a former youth pastor they supervised treated him and other young boys as sex slaves.

Demetrius Jones claims in his lawsuit that the organizations negligently hired and failed to supervise Jeffery London, 51, who acted as a resident adult and mentor for underprivileged boys.

For more than a decade, London regularly made Jones and other boys perform sex acts on him, Jones says.

The suit names the Bible Church of God of Boynton Beach, BJ’s Foundation, New Vision Children’s Foundation, Teched-Ventures Inc. and Lauderdale Lakes Academy. Also named is the estate of Elizabeth H. Buntrock, a well-known Broward County philanthropist who created or helped fund the charities. Buntrock died earlier this year.

Jones says the organizations aided London’s access to dozens of young boys, and alleges that the youth minister took advantage of the situation “for the purpose of grooming, manipulating, and coercing them into becoming his sex slaves.”

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