Florida Pastor Charged with Sexual Assault on 2 Young Boys, Charges Dropped But Now Re-Arrested [UPDATE]
Florida Pastor Charged with Sexual Assault on Two Young Boys
Just another day that the Lord has gave in the unveiling of the filthy and unrighteous out of the church. We thank God for uncovering what is in the dark to the light and all prayers go out to the families and the victims involved.
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*According to WESH news, a Florida teacher and pastor is facing serious charges. Sanford police have charged Jimmie Blake with sexual assault on two boys.
Investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.
Blake is a special education teacher at Winter Springs High School. He’s now on paid leave.
The victims, ages 12 and 18, told police they suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of Blake.
According to a police report, the abuse happened between 1998 and 2002 in Blake’s Sanford home that he shares with his wife, as well as inside Lyman High School, where Blake once worked as a teacher’s assistant.
The Seminole County School District says Blake will not be back in the classroom until the police investigation is complete.
“Our No. 1 job in the district is the safety and security of all children. The swift action of the superintendent to remove the person being investigated from the children, suspending them with pay is the right thing to do,” said district spokesman Walt Griffin.
Blake is also a church pastor at the Morning Glory Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford.
He has been released on $50,000 bond.
Read more at WESH.com.
UPDATE on August 14, 2012: In March, it was reported though Blake was charged in the case last August 2011, a judge has dropped those charges because the incidents from 1997 and 2002 had the deadlines that had long passed. Fortunately, Jimmy Blake was re-arrested in the same case and is being held on $25,000 bond. Prosecutors are trying the case again but with a new strategy, reports WFTV. Prosecutors are hoping a change in the law in 2003, which lifts deadlines in those types of cases, will keep the Blake case alive.
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