LANCASTER – A Desert Christian School employee was arrested for allegedly molesting two children during Sunday church services at Grace Chapel, authorities said.
Jonathan Macy, 31, of Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday morning and jailed in lieu of $1.2 million bail, according to a press release from the Sheriff Department’s Special Victims Bureau. Read it below:
On August 5, 2014, Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau began investigating an allegation of child molestation involving a young female child and an employee at Desert Christian School in Lancaster.
Over the course of the investigation, a second victim of child molestation was identified. Both victims had come to know the suspect due to his employment at Grace Chapel Church, which is located on the campus of Desert Christian School in the 44600 Block of 15th Street West in Lancaster.
The acts of molestation occurred while the children were at Grace Chapel for Sunday Church Services.
As a result of the investigation, the suspect, Jonathan Macy, a white male, 31 years old and resident of Lancaster, was arrested by Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau Detectives during the morning hours on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
He is currently in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and being held in lieu of 1.2 million dollars bail.
Detectives have learned that the suspect was also employed as a teacher at St. Mary’s School in Palmdale. School officials at both Desert Christian and St. Mary’s School have been cooperative with detectives.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.