LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A Christian school employee was in custody Thursday on suspicion of molesting two young children during weekend church services.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Macy, 31, of Lancaster was arrested by detectives Wednesday morning.
Detectives said that an initial investigation began Aug. 5 after an allegation of child molestation involving a girl and an employee at the Desert Christian School, which is in the 44600 block of 15th Street West.
A second victim of child molestation was identified during the investigation, officials said. It was unclear if the second victim was also a girl.
According to authorities, both the victims knew Macy, as he was employed by the Grace Chapel Church, which is on the campus of the Desert Christian School.
The molestations occurred while the children were at the church for Sunday services, a news release said.
Detectives learned Macy was also employed as a teacher at St. Mary’s School in Palmdale but did not report molestation victims at this location.
Macy is being held on $1.2 million at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.