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Former Broward Pastor Serving Life Sentence for Sex Abuse Dies in Custody

A former Broward pastor sentenced to life in prison in a federal sex abuse case died while in custody, officials with the Bureau of Prisons said Tuesday.

Jeffery London, 52, died March 29 at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, MO, officials said.

A prison spokesperson declined to give any specifics of his death saying they were "not considered public information" in a statement.

A federal jury in Fort Lauderdale sentenced London to life in prison in August after he was convicted of luring an underage boy into sexual activity with him. London was in the middle of appealing the conviction at the time of his death, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

London worked with youth at the Bible Church of God and was Dean of Students at Eagle Charter Elementary in Broward. He was initially arrested in 2012 on local charges of lewd and lascivious molestation and sexual battery.

Following his arrest, at least 10 men accused him of molestation while the men were pre-teens through their teenage years.

A Broward jury found him not guilty of the state charges in April 2014.

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