Thursday, November 28, 2013
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — State police have charged a 70-year-old church pastor in western New York with sexually abusing at least two children.
Troopers arrested Roy Harriger Sr., pastor of Community Fellowship Church in the Niagara County village of Middleport, on Wednesday. Investigators say the felony sex charges against Harriger stem from incidents between September 2000 and September 2001 when he was pastor of Lyndonville Wesleyan Church in the Orleans County town of Yates.
The alleged victims, now adults, reported the abuse two months ago. Police say one is a man and the other a woman. Investigators say the two also gave information about possible victims in New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Harriger was arraigned Wednesday and sent to Orleans County Jail on $250,000 bail. Police didn't know if he has a lawyer.