Pastor who impregnated teen sentenced to prison in Chesco


by Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer @MichaelleBond |

The former Chester County pastor who impregnated a teenager who had viewed him as a surrogate father was sentenced Friday to three to six years in prison.

Jacob Matthew Malone, 35, pleaded guilty at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester to institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors, and endangering the welfare of children. The former pastor at Calvary Fellowship, a nondenominational church in Downingtown, also will serve five months’ probation.

The woman, now 20, told police Malone gave her alcohol as an 18-year-old and raped her on several occasions while she lived with him, his wife, and their children in Malone’s home. Malone, who was her guardian, admitted that he gave her alcohol but said that the sexual encounters were consensual.

Sexual contact, which included kissing and touching, occurred almost daily during her senior year in high school.

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