Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Former youth ministry leader faces trial for sex crime involving teen. It took 15 years for him to be charged.

From Virginia-

When former youth ministry leader Jeffrey Bondi was arrested and charged earlier this year with sexually assaulting a young woman, many who knew the father of four were stunned.

But for some others, the question was: What took so long?

The 48-year-old will be tried starting Wednesday on a charge of sexual penetration with an object for an incident that occurred more than 15 years ago in Bondi's home. Prosecutors have declined to identify the object.

Both sides agreed to have a judge hear the case instead of a jury. If convicted, Bondi could get up to life in prison.

The woman involved was an 18-year-old freshman at James Madison University at the time and had been a member of two youth ministry groups Bondi led. She also frequently babysat Bondi's children and was at his house on Oct. 26, 2001, to watch them.

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