A 47-year-old pastor, James Jackson and his wife, Valerie Jackson have been arrested and put in jail on sex-related charges after a teenage girl disclosed to investigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office that she had had years of sexual sessions with the couple.
The teenage girl who is currently 15 told police officers with the Child Protection Team that James Jackson first began harassing her sexually when she was just 11. The teenager whose named is yet to be revealed due to the sensitivity of the case and her age further stated that the pastor groomed her by showing her movies that turned her sexual.
As time moved on, James Jackson started exposing himself to her and during one session, he made her perform oral sex on him while he was teaching her how to put on a condom. She added that Jackson had performed oral sex on her when she was just 12. According to Authorities, the lder sister to the girl also passed through similar experience with the same pastor James Jackson. Hers began when she was 17 years old. She stated that she had Jackson’ daily session of sexual intercourse and bath until when she turned 22 in Nov. 2013.
In accordance with the probable cause affidavits filed against the two suspects, the two sisters revealed that Valerie, James Jackson’s wife was aware of the sexual assaults and in one of the occasions; she had taught them how to arouse Jackson. Police reports reveals that Jackson works at Positive Habitat for Aspiring Teens; an organization that helps teenagers to transit to adults in a positive environment.
Jackson has been arrested and currently facing sexual battery on a 12-year-old under 18, battery over 18 causing a person below 18 to have contact with body fluids, selling or distributing lewd material to a minor and possession of photographs of sexual performance of a child.