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CHURCH YOUTH PASTOR ARRESTED FOR CHILD MOLESTATION

BSO Case Number: LL 12-01-0284
PIO Number: 12-1-22
Date: Jan. 25, 2012
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: Coral Springs and Lauderdale Lakes
Jurisdiction: Lauderdale Lakes

Victim(s):

  • State of Florida

Suspect(s):

  • Jeffery London, 48, male, 9/23/63, Lauderdale Lakes

Description of Incident:

After enduring 10 years of sexual abuse, a Broward teenager has found the courage to come forward against his aggressor. The suspect is a church youth pastor and has worked at schools, and detectives fear he could have more victims.

Jeffery London, 48, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Lauderdale Lakes after returning from conducting bible study at the Bible Church of God in Fort Lauderdale. Earlier this month, the victim, who is now 18 years old, confided in a friend from church that he was abused repeatedly over the decade he lived with London. The victim’s mother had left him in London’s care when he was 8 years old after facing hard financial times.

Aside from his involvement in Bible Church of God, London worked as the Dean of Students at Eagle Charter Academy in Lauderdale Lakes from 2003-2009 and could have possibly worked at other area schools and churches.

Anyone who’s been a victim of or has information about London should contact BSO Special Victims Unit Detective Julie Bower at 954-321-4240 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

**MEDIA NOTE: A mug shot of London is attached to this news release on our website www.sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATORS: Det. Bower, RID Special Victims; Lauderdale Lakes
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 1/26/12 1450

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