State police in Lancaster County have charged a Pequea Valley
basketball coach and local youth pastor with sexually assaulting a
Police said Jonathan Masteller, 23, of Kinzers
engaged in sexual contact with the male juvenile on at least six
occasions between September and December of 2013. According to
officials, Masteller also had pictures and videos of child pornography
on a laptop.
He was arrested at his home on Kinzer Road on Tuesday.
was the junior high head coach of the boys basketball team in the
Pequea Valley School District. The district has since suspended him. He
also served as a youth pastor at a local church.
Masteller include four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse,
three counts of indecent assault, one count corruption of minors and
two counts sexual abuse of children.
Masteller was arraigned, and his bail was set at $250,000. He was remanded to Lancaster County Prison.
Tuesday night Pequea Valley parents were in shock. One mother came to Masteller's defense, saying she still trusts him.
mother said, "We live in Lancaster County where you would never expect
anything like this, and it's sheer disgust," Lynne Huenink said.
Anyone with information regarding this case may contact state police.
Pequea Valley School District released the following statement regarding the charges:
School District just learned of the filing of the criminal charges of
Jonathan Masteller and is in the process of obtaining more information.
School District intends to fully cooperate with the PA State Police in
their investigation of this matter, if requested to do so.
event that Mr. Masteller posts bail and is released from prison, the
School District will not allow Mr. Masteller on school grounds while
this criminal matter proceeds, and he has been suspended from all duties
The School District is not aware of any
allegations of inappropriate conduct by Mr. Masteller that purportedly
occurred on school grounds or during any school-sponsored activities.
Should the School District learn of any such allegations, this
information will be immediately forwarded to law enforcement
authorities, as well as any such allegations be reviewed internally by
the School District."