Former youth pastor gets life in prison in Florida sex abuse case

Naples Daily News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former South Florida youth pastor has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a federal sex abuse charge.

Fifty-one-year-old Jeffrey London was sentenced Tuesday for using a cellphone to entice an underage boy into sexual activity in 2011 and 2012. A jury found London guilty of the charge in June.

The unidentified victim testified that London sexually abused him from ages 7 to 16.

Last year, London was tried and acquitted on 27 child sex abuse charges in state court. Investigators say about a dozen young men have accused London of abusing them after meeting them through family members.

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