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Ex-pastor accused of raping teen arrested after return to U.S.

WEST CHESTER, Pa. » Police say a married Pennsylvania pastor wanted on charges he raped and impregnated a teen girl is back in the United States and in custody.

West Whiteland Township police tell WCAU-TV that Jacob Malone arrived Monday at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport from Ecuador. He was arrested by customs agents and is awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.

The 33-year-old Exton resident was charged earlier this month 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.

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  • They’re men than aren’t all men considered a total farce too? No decency in our male population because of the few deviate ones? Of course not! There are good and evil even in the best of us! People without faith can be easily led by stories such as these men of evil inclinations. What about the majority of good men and women and their lives of benevolence toward our fellow man? Why aren’t their examples exalted and praised in your lives unless of course the round healthy dimension of ones thoughts and ideas are restricted into one measly narrowed dimension!

    • Wizard, I USED to be a believer. It was the phonies in the church that led me to question if there truly was a God. Yeah, the church does have good people, but the non-believers also have the same % of good people too.
      Japanese in Japan are good people. Few believe in Jesus, I like the Buddhist way of thinking. That it’s the good people in the world who move on to a better place after death. Not those who guessed the correct God.

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