An orthodox evangelical church in Nottinghamshire has closed down following a series of allegations of historical sexual abuse. Six men from the Jesus Fellowship Church have been sentenced to indecent and sexual abuse of 11 victims between the 1970’s and 1990’s.
The Jesus Fellowship Church (JFC) have stated that they are, “appalled by the abuse and apologised to those affected.” On Sunday the JFC decided to revoke their constitution. The group said that, “the vote had come years after the first allegations of bullying and physical and sexual abuse were made.”
The JFC, which at its peak in the early 2000’s had about 2500 members, passed reports to the Police who launched Operation Lifeboat.
Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed that 200 complaints of various types of abuse have been made and the investigation is continuing.
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