Christian School Employee Arrested After Allegedly Molesting Kids at Church in Lancaster

An employee at Desert Christian School in Lancaster was arrested after allegedly molesting two children while they were at a chapel to attend Sunday church services, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday.

Jonathan Macy was accused of molesting children while they were at a chapel for church services, according to authorities. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Jonathan Macy was accused of molesting children while they were at a chapel for church services, according to authorities. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Detectives began investigating an allegation of child molestation between a young girl and the employee, identified as Jonathan Macy, on Aug. 5, a release from the Sheriff’s Department stated.

A second child victim came forward during the investigation, according to the release.

Both victims knew Macy through his employment at Grace Chapel Church, which is located on the Desert Christian School’s campus, investigators said.

The alleged molestations occurred while the children were at Grace Chapel for Sunday church services, according to the release.

Macy was arrested early Wednesday, the department stated.

He was being held in lieu of $1.2 million bail.

Macy was also employed as a teacher at St. Mary’s School in Palmdale, and officials at both schools have been cooperating with detectives, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

People with information regarding the investigation were urged to contact the department’s Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273.


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