Former Virginia Beach youth ministry leader found guilty of sexually assaulting 18-year-old babysitter

A former youth ministry leader was found guilty today of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old babysitter more than 15 years ago.

Jeff Bondi, 48, will be allowed to remain free until he is sentenced on Oct. 10. His trial began yesterday on a charge of sexual penetration with an object. The incident happened in his home.

The woman involved was a freshman at James Madison University at the time and had been a member of two youth ministry groups Bondi led. She also frequently babysat Bondi’s children and was at his house on Oct. 26, 2001, to watch them.

The woman testified at his trial yesterday.

This is a developing story. Check pilotonline.com throughout the day for updates.

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