SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. — A former youth pastor from Chester County serving a three to six year sentence for sexually assaulting a teenager is now charged in a murder for hire plot.
Jacob Malone, 37, is a former youth pastor at Calvary Fellowship in Downingtown. He was serving a three to six year sentence at a state prison in Somerset County for sexually assaulting a teenager in Chester County.
State Police say that while incarcerated, he offered a fellow inmate $5,000 to kill the head pastor of the church because of his involvement in Malone's case.
He also offered extra money if the inmate could kill the judge that presided over his trial.
Malone was arrested and on February 26th, and is awaiting a preliminary hearing in Somerset County.