Commonwealth v. Jeffrey Dean Bondi; Former Youth Minister Sentenced to 10 Years for 2001 Sexual Assault

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Jeffrey Dean Bondi, 48 years old, formerly of the 1200 block of Alanton Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge H. Thomas Padrick for Object Sexual Penetration.  Judge Padrick sentenced him to 35 years in prison with 25 years suspended, leaving 10 years to serve.  Upon his release, Bondi must register as a sex offender, undergo sex offender treatment, subject to random polygraph testing, remain on 35 years of good behavior, remain on indefinite supervised probation, may not have any contact with the victim, and may not hold any jobs as a youth minister.  Before pronouncing his sentence, Judge Padrick told Bondi that he still found him a "threat to the community" and stated, "You were a serial sexual abuser and no one really did anything about it." 

Judge Padrick found Bondi guilty after a trial on June 14 and 15, 2016.  The Commonwealth's evidence proved that on October 26, 2001, Bondi sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman known to him.  This happened twice that evening in Bondi's home.  The victim reported the assault to a friend the next day.  The police were notified of the assault in 2016 and launched an investigation.  During a phone sting, Bondi admitted to inappropriate sexual behavior with the victim and apologized to her.  ​

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Katharine D. Aicher and Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Paul J. Powers prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.