A pastor and his wife are being accused of using their organization as a front to lure teen girls into sexual abuse.
In 1999, pastor James Jackson and his wife, Valerie founded P.H.A.T. Positive Habitat Aspiring Teens in Palm Beach, Florida. The nonprofit organization was said to have a goal which would enable teens to express themselves and transition into adulthood.
But along the way, if that was ever a sincere goal, something went terribly wrong.
According to reports by CBS 12 in Palm Beach, a 15-year-old girl went to authorities claiming years of sexual abuse by the Jacksons.
The girl told police her abuse started at age 11. Pastor James, 47, would show her films that had sexual content. At some point, the pastor exposed himself to her, and while teaching her how to use a condom, had her perform oral sex on him for the first time.
This was apparently not the first time pastor Jackson practiced pedophilia. The girl’s older sister claims to have gone through a similar form of sexual abuse. The now 22-year-old said that starting at age 17 James made her take baths with him and the two of them had sex daily.
All with the knowledge and encouragement of pastor James’ wife, Valerie; who allegedly taught the girls how to keep her husband aroused.
The Jackson’s organization had gained recognition and prominence, so their community, and no doubt, congregation, is shocked by the allegations.
James now faces charges that include sexual battery of a minor, causing a person under 18 to have contact with bodily fluid, possessing photos of a sexual performance of a child, and selling obscene material of a minor.
His wife Valerie, 46, faces charges of a lewd act of molestation on a minor and child neglect without causing harm.
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