Church Pastor Accused of Sexual Assault Gets More Charges: Cops

NBC Miami
February 3, 2012

Jeffery London

Authorities have filed new charges against the Fort Lauderdale youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting a boy while the boy lived in his home for 10 years.

Jeffery London, 48, faces five additional sexual battery charges, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Police said London performed oral sex on the child while he played pornography on his TV, the complaint affidavit said.

London was first arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 25 for several sex-related crimes, according to the BSO.

London conducted Bible study at the Church of God in Fort Lauderdale. He was employed as the dean of students at Eagle Charter Academy in Lauderdale Lakes from 2003 to 2009. There is no record of his being employed with the Miami-Dade or Broward County public schools.

The allegations against London date back to 2002 when he began taking care of the 8-year-old boy as a favor for the boy's mother, who was going through rough financial times, authorities said. London was a friend of the mother.

The victim is now 18. He recently told a friend at church that he was sexually abused by London for the decade that they lived together.

The victim told police that London would buy him video games or give him money in return for the sexual acts, according to the arrest affidavit.

Police ask that anyone who has been a victim of London or has information about the case to call the BSO at 954-321-4240 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.








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