by Alex Lloyd Gross
Oct 2 2021
When a family in Newtown Township had a problem with bees, they called Jeffrey Todd Lukens, 51, a beekeeper, to help them with the problem. Lukens instead helped himself to their 11 year old son. Lukens arrived and asked if the boy wanted to help him., and got him a partial bee suit which covered his face and upper body, leaving his lower body exposed. That would have been fine, had the boy simply helped by watching from a distance and maybe picking up tools after the work was done. The contractor arrived at the home on September 2, 2021.
Instead, Lukens set up a ladder and sent the 11 year old child up the ladder with a reciprocating saw to cut the bees nest down, police said. Not to worry, Lukens was right there to massage the child’s legs and take photos up the boys shorts as he was doing Lukens dangerous job for him, police said. As Lukens allegedly tried to put his hands farther in his clothes, the boy got off the ladder. That ended the abuse, police said.
On September 6 2021, Lukens returned to finish the job and this time, lifted up the child;s shirt to take an unauthorized photo of the boy’s abdomen. The boy told police what happened and Lukens met with police, where they found he allegedly deleted photos from his cellphone of the boys legs and chest area. The photos were found in his deleted photos folder.