Philanthropist financed alleged child sex predator

Counselor and youth minister Jeffery London took in boys off the street to raise them as his own children.

But instead of nurturing the boys, authorities say he raped them over years in what amounted to an unlicensed foster home for children. Eight alleged victims have come forward and court testimony indicated there may be many more.

"This man turned these boys into his own personal sex slaves for over ten years," prosecutor Sheila Alu said during a recent court hearing.

One of the alleged victims, an 18-year-old student, recently took the stand to describe the abuse he claims started when he was just eight.  

"My mom, she put me at his house because she didn't have enough money to take care of me and my sisters," he said. "I was crying and everything and he said it's okay, I'm going to take care of you."

In emotional testimony, the teen said London instead began sexually assaulting him. He said London also paid him and other victims money for the horrible acts.

"Man I could have millions right now if I saved up all that money," he said.

Another alleged victim said he once counted a million dollars cash on London's bed. Several victims told investigators London got his money from a woman named "B.J."

That's Elizabeth Huizenga "B.J." Buntrock, one of the wealthiest -- and most charitable -- women in South Florida. Buntrock's ex-husband, Dean Buntrock, found garbage giant Waste Management along with her cousin, billionaire H. Wayne Huizenga.

Buntrock hasn't looked for the limelight or a lot of credit, but she's known to be truly one of Broward's greatest philanthropists and hardest-working volunteers. Among her achievements is founding Hospice Care of Broward, which cares for the dying, and The Pantry, which feeds the poor.

She met London several years ago and believed the Boys and Girls Club counselor was dedicated to helping troubled black youth, said her close associate Steve Adelstein. She and her foundation, New Vision Children's Foundation, gave London homes where he lived with the boys and vehicles to drive.

The foundation also founded a charter school, the Lauderdale Lakes Eagle Academy, catering to disadvantaged youth; London was installed as the school's dean of students. The teen boy who testified attended the school and said he was sexually assaulted in the dean's office. He said he was physically assaulted at the school as well.

"He came into class because he was the dean of students and he threw me into the TV," said the alleged victim. "And downstairs when I was in choir practice and he got mad at me in front of everybody and he broke my phone, threw me into the vending machine and everything. If I got in trouble I would have to sit in his office and he would lock the door ... I had give him [oral sex] in his office. It was so many places, the cars, the church van, upstairs in his room, I started even sleeping in his room." 

Even Adelstein, a director of the New Vision Children's Foundation, said he was shocked that boys could live in the home with no regulation from the state. He said Buntrock, who didn't respond to messages for comment, is "devastated."

"This is an ungodly, horrific situation," said Adelstein, also a director in the New Vision Children's Foundation. "She feels violated, sick over it. We obviously had no idea what was going on behind those doors."