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Police: Church official in Muhlenberg Twp. stalked, harassed parishioners

Published On: Dec 11 2012 03:13:34 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 12 2012 05:47:47 AM EST

Police: Pastor stalked parishioners


A church official in Berks County is charged with harassing and stalking several parishioners, authorities announced Tuesday.

Aron Andonie is part of the pastoral staff at Spring Valley Church of God in Muhlenberg Township.

According to Cumru Township police, a member of the church reported that she received several text messages between April and November of this year from an unknown person.


The messages were said to be of an inappropriate nature and at times sexually explicit.

According to police, the investigation revealed additional victims, all of whom are members of the Spring Valley Church of God.

Andonie is charged with harassment and stalking. Additional charges are expected to be filed.

Police are looking for other possible victims. Anyone who has received harassing phone calls or text messages from the phone number “484-219-8526” is asked to call Berks County Detectives at (610) 478-7171, ext. 6012.