Former Pastor Pleads Not Guilty to Molestation Charges

Former pastor faces 16 charges connected with three alleged victims

By Patricia Tirone
|  Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012  |  Updated 6:21 PM EDT
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Fort Lauderdale Church Pastor Given More Sexual Battery Charges

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Jeffery London,48, a former youth pastor, pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges Wednesday.

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Fort Lauderdale Church Pastor Given More Sexual Battery Charges

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A former Fort Lauderdale youth pastor pleaded not guilty to 16 charges of child molestation of at least three boys over an 18-year period Wednesday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

The first victim, 18, came forward in January, claiming that Jeffery London, 48, began molesting him when he was 8 years old.
Two more victims, 23 and 26, came forward just two weeks later.
London faces 12 counts of sexual battery and four counts of lewd or lascivious molestation, according to court records. He is being held in Pompano Beach at the Paul Rein Detention Facility.
London was a former dean at Eagle Charter Academy from 2003 to 2009, a counselor at the Boys & Girls Club, and a youth pastor for many years at the Bible Church of God in Fort Lauderdale.
His next court date is March 29.

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