TweetJacob Malone, ex-pastor to surrender on charges he raped teen girl
Police: Chester County Pastor Wanted For Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl Is In Ecuador I https://t.co/H0yFhN1F1V pic.twitter.com/K6zCeoR189— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) January 13, 2016
Jacob Malone was charged last week with rape, institutional sexual assault and other crimes https://t.co/bQTq3SOHQH— New York Post (@nypost) January 13, 2016
AZ--Ex minister on the run from the law in abuse case https://t.co/p7p5xbTCiB— SNAP Network (@SNAPNetwork) January 12, 2016
"Police were made aware of the case by members of the church." So @CFDowningtown staff didn't report #jacobmalone? https://t.co/AAS0mxA9Nf— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) January 13, 2016
WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- Police say an eastern Pennsylvania pastor wanted on charges he raped and impregnated a teen girl is out of the country but expected to return and surrender to police by week's end.
West Whiteland Detective Scott Pezick tells LNP that an attorney representing 33-year-old Jacob Malone, of Exton, has been in touch with police.
Malone was charged last week with rape, institutional sexual assault and other crimes for incidents that allegedly began in September 2014, when the girl was still 17.
The Rev. Bill Bateman says Malone worked at Calvary Fellowship in Downingtown for about 18 months before he resigned in November. Bateman says that happened after church leaders learned the girl was pregnant, and about other allegations that Malone has an in appropriate relationship with another female in another state.
Pastor charged with raping teenage girl is in Ecuador, police say
Malone reportedly met the teen when she was 12 years old. In June 2014, when she turned 17, Malone allegedly invited her to live with him and his family in Minnesota. They all moved to Exton, Pennsylvania, a month later, and Malone signed her up to go to a local high school. Malone allegedly began to assault the teen when she lived with his family in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Police said the assaults continued while the teen attended a local church where Malone worked as a pastor. When she turned 18, he allegedly gave her alcohol on several occasions and molested her when she became drunk, police said.In November 2015, the teen became pregnant and local church leaders confronted Malone, according to . He allegedly admitted to impregnating her and resigned later that month.
Church spokesman Bill Bateman said leaders at Calvary Fellowship learned of the girl's pregnancy in November 2015, as well as another alleged inappropriate relationship Malone was having in another state. Bateman said Malone admitted to impregnating the teenager and resigned that same month.
Bateman said the church was told about the allegations against Malone over the weekend.
When church leaders confronted Malone in November, did they immediately report his confession to the police? Who reported the allegations to police and when?
@CFDowningtown "getting information was treacherous & difficult." That's the job of law enforcement not churches. pic.twitter.com/6JjEBHZAYH— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) January 13, 2016
Jacob and Jill Malone made the above video to announce his "self-imposed sabbatical" after his resignation and confession of sexually assaulting and impregnating a teen girl. He said they're "really excited about what God's going to do in their lives."
WANTED PERSON - JACOB MALONE. For more information: https://t.co/HUfetYM4b8 pic.twitter.com/7bG7JzI3PO— W Whiteland Police (@WestWhitelandPD) January 11, 2016