WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a married Pennsylvania pastor wanted on charges he raped and impregnated a teen girl is out of the country but expected to return and surrender by week's end.
West Whiteland Detective Scott Pezick tells LNP that an attorney representing 33-year-old Exton resident Jacob Malone has been in touch with police.
Malone was charged last week with rape, institutional sexual assault and other crimes. Police say it began in September 2014, when the girl was 17.
The Rev. Bill Bateman says Malone worked at Calvary Fellowship in Downingtown for about 18 months before he resigned in November. Bateman says Malone resigned after church leaders learned the girl was pregnant and heard allegations that Malone had an inappropriate relationship with another female in another state. Bateman wouldn't disclose her age.