Florida Megachurch Pastor Gets 30 Years For Child Sex

Jacksonville’s NBC affiliate reports:

Jeffrey Bedwell, a former Jacksonville pastor who was accused of several sex crimes involving a minor, accepted a plea deal Wednesday.

He will receive a sentence of 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilt to two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, one count of lewd or lascivious conduct, one count of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition.

Bedwell, 38, was arrested in July 2021. He was accused of grooming and molesting a young girl from the time she was 12 until she was 17.

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My 2021 report on his arrest is here.