A youth pastor in Pennsylvania who got a 17-year-old girl pregnant in 2016 has now been charged with hiring someone to murder his senior pastor and the judge who presided over his case.
The Mercury News reports that 37-year-old Jacob M. Malone allegedly offered to pay a fellow inmate to commit the murders last year while in Laurel Highlands state correctional institute.
A teenage girl gave birth to Malone's child in 2016. Malone was arrested after his senior pastor, Harold Lee Wiggins, reported him to the police. The teenager claimed that Malone had been sexually assaulting her since she started living with him and his family at the age of 17.
Malone pleaded guilty to several charges, including corruption of minors, institutional sexual assault and endangering the welfare of children. Judge Jacqueline Carroll Cody gave Malone a prison sentence of three to six years and said Malone's requested sentence of two to four years was too lenient.
Malone allegedly offered $5,000 to Angelo Tomeo to murder Wiggins and an additional amount to murder Cody, according to NBC News. Malone also offered details regarding the church layout and service schedule.
Tomeo reported Malone's offer to the Chester County District Attorney's Office in July 2019, reports Oxygen.
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