Jody Sambrick mug shot

Jody Sambrick, 58, turned himself in Oct. 19, 2018 on child pornography charges filed the previous week following the Sept. 11 execution of a search warrant at a home in the 1700 block of Pioneer Road in West Lampeter Township

A Lancaster County pastor turned himself in Oct. 19 on child pornography charges, according to West Lampeter Township police.

Police said a felony warrant for Jody Sambrick, 58, had been filed Oct. 11 following a Sept. 11 search of a home in the 1700 block of Pioneer Road in West Lampeter Township.

Police said members of the department and the Lancaster County District Attorney's Computer Crimes Task Force who executed the search warrant interviewed occupants of the home and seized numerous computers and accessories. 

Lancaster County Digital Forensics Unit then examined the seized items and found numerous images and videos depicting child pornography, according to police.

Sambrick faces six felony charges: three counts of possessing child pornography, one of disseminating it, and two counts of criminal use of a communication facility. 

Court records show that Sambrick is free on $150,000 unsecured bail.

Sambrick is listed as a pastor of Hopeland United Methodist Church on the church's website and on the congregation's directory of Pennsylvania's west district clergy. He also has been an assistant tennis coach at Millersville University and started a coffee roasting business in 2013, according to a previous LNP report.

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