Pastor charged with sex abuse pleads not guilty

Updated: 12/05/2013 6:26 AM
Created: 12/05/2013 1:39 AM WHEC.com

An Orleans County pastor has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of felony sex abuse.

Revered Roy Harriger was charged with several charges of incest, sexual conduct and sodomy. Our NBC affiliate in Buffalo WGRZ reports that he pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Niagara County court.

Harriger was arrested in November after a possible victim came forward, and the investigation lead police to several other possible victims.

Investigators say there may be crimes dating back to the 1970's, but Harriger can only be charged with the claims from two of the victims, a man and a woman, who claim the abuse happened between 2000 and 2001.

Harriger was the pastor of Ashwood Wesleyan Church in Lyndonville at that time.


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