Black Pastor Arrested for Raping and Photographing 12-Year-Old Boy

Local 21 News
December 5, 2013

Jonathan Masteller was a teen basketball coach as well as a pastor.

A Lancaster County youth group pastor and high school basketball coach is locked up, accused of sexually abusing a boy.

Jonathan Masteller faces several charges. The alleged abuse was discovered after pictures were found on his work laptop.

Twenty-three-year-old Masteller was arrested after a coworker called police on him. Masteller works at the family center in Gap.

Police say a coworker found pictures of him engaging in sex acts with a boy on his old laptop.

The boy told police Masteller was his former youth pastor and current basketball coach at Pequea Valley High School.

The boy said when he was 12 and 13, Masteller forced sex acts on him at least four times and would use his cell phone to take pictures.

The boy says it occurred inside Masteller’s home in Kinzers.