A pastor and his wife are in jail on sex-related charges after a teenager revealed years of “sexual sessions” with them to investigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
The teen, now 15, told detectives with the Child Protection Team the abuse at the hands of suspect James Jackson began when she was 11 years old. She said he groomed her by showing her movies. Those movies started to turn sexual, according to her account to investigators. That’s when she said Jackson started to expose himself to her. Eventually, the girl said Jackson made her perform oral sex on him during lessons with him on how to put on a condom. Authorities said the girl’s older sister did the same to her brother. The girl said Jackson performed oral sex on her when she was 12.
Her older sister told investigators she went through a similar grooming process with Jackson starting at the age of 17. She said she had Jackson’s daily “sessions” of baths and sexual intercourse until Nov. 2013. She was 22-years-old at the time.
Both accusers said Jackson’s wife, Valerie, knew of the sessions and, on one occasion, helped teach the girls on how to get Jackson aroused, according to the probable cause affidavits.
James S. Jackson, 47, is facing sexual battery on a 12-year-old under 18, battery over 18 causing a person under 18 to have contact with body fluid, possession of photographs of the sexual performance of a child, and selling or distributing obscene material to a minor. The police report states Jackson works at P.H.A.T., or Positive Habitat for Aspiring Teens. Itswebsite says the organization’s mission is to help teenagers transition to adults in a positive environment.
Valerie Denise Jackson, 46, is facing charges of lewd and lascivious act of molestation on a 12-16 year old, and child neglect without causing great harm.