PHILADELPHIA- WTXF - A warrant has been issued for a 33-year-old pastor who West Whiteland Police say is being accused of rape and other charges.
According to the police department the pastor, Jacob “Jake” Malone, is accused of having inappropriate relations with a female victim, in multiple states and over a period of several years.
Police say the female alleged victim met Malone in Arizona when she was 12 years old and he was a pastor at a church in Mesa. Several years later, Malone invited the alleged victim to live with him in Minnesota, where he was working as a pastor, and began attempting to have inappropriate sexual contact with the then-17-year-old. He then arrived in Chester County in 2014, once again invited the victim to live with him and, police said, began sexually assaulting her in 2014.
Malone is wanted for Rape, Institutional Sexual Assault and related offenses. Police, who are seeking the public's help in apprehending Malone, believe he may have fled the state.