Ex-Pastor Jacob Malone Surrenders After Fleeing to Ecuador to Avoid Rape Accusations of Teenage Girl
Jan 16, 2016 12:16 AM EST
An ex-pastor, Jacob Malone, raped and impregnated a teenage parishioner in Pennsylvania will return from Ecuador and will turn himself in. Malone's attorney said he is expecting his client to return from his trip and will take a flight this week.
According to Fox News, Jacob 'Jake' Malone began sexually assaulting the girl when he invited the girl to live with his family when he was still a pastor. The girl was then 17 when they had a relationship and it began back in September 2014.
CNN reported that Malone first met the girl in 2009 when she was 12 years old in Mesa, Arizona. After a few years, Malone moved to Minnesota with his family to become a pastor for another church and he invited the girl to move with him together with his family. The victim alleged that Malone began trying to have inappropriate contact with her while in Minnesota. Then the teen moved with Malone and his family to Pennsylvania in 2014. According to Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Police Department, Malone took a pastor position at Calvary Fellowship Downingtown, a nondenominational church.
After some time in Pennsylvania, Malone began sexually assaulting her. The girl said to the police that he gave her alcohol when she turned 18.
CBS News stated that 33-year-old Exton resident Jacob Malone's attorney has been in contact with the police. Rev. Bill Bateman says Malone worked for 18 months in their church. He resigned in November after rumors about him surfaced. Rumors say he also had an inappropriate relationship with another girl from another state and he impregnated the teenage girl living with his family.
Pastor Bateman said they were really shocked when Malone flew to Ecuador to visit acquaintances while he was wanted in the state. Detective Scott Pezick said Malone took an advantage of the girl who's looking for guidance in an adult. Police department in Arizona is in the middle of investigating the other allegations to the ex-pastor about having relationship with a minor. When Malone is back in Pennsylvania, the police will contact him.