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October 14, 2014: Former Lancaster Church Youth Supervisor Sentenced for Molesting Children

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A former youth supervisor was sentenced today for molesting two girls at Grace Chapel Church in Lancaster, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. 

Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami said Jonathan Michael Macy, 31, was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for case MA063922. 

Macy entered a no contest plea on Sept. 12 to one count of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 and admitted the special allegation of more than one victim. 

Macy molested two girls, ages 11 and 12, during Sunday church services at Grace Chapel within a period of one year starting on August 2013, the prosecutor said. 

He worked at Grace Chapel and Desert Christian School, both on the same Lancaster campus. He also was used as a substitute teacher at St. Mary’s School and Grace Lutheran School, the prosecutor added. 

Members of the victims’ family gave victim impact statements today before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Daviann Mitchell of the Antelope Valley Branch issued the sentence.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau.