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Lancaster County Youth Pastor and basketball coach charged with sexual assault of teen boy

A Lancaster County man who worked as a youth pastor and as a basketball coach is now facing multiple charges involving the sexual assault of a 13 year old boy.

Pennsylavnia State Police say Jonathan Masteller engaged in sexual contact with the juvenile on at least six occasions.
The incidents took place between September and December of this year.
Masteller also had images and videos of child pornography on his computer.
According to the Pequea Valley School District website, Masteller served as a 9th grade basketball coach.

A statement was released from the Gap Community Church where he had worked as a youth pastor:

“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the charged filed against Jonathan Masteller. Mr. Masteller is no longer employed nor has any official responsibilities at Gap Community Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by Mr. Masteller’s actions. As t his is an on-going criminal matter, the Church will not be making any further comments.”

 
 

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