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Orleans pastor sentenced to 15 years for sexually abusing children

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An Orleans County pastor was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday after being convicted of sexual abusing two children more than a decade ago.The abuse took place when Rev. Roy Harriger was pastor of Ashwood Wesleyan Church in Lyndonville. A jury, in January, found him guilty of two counts of sexual conduct against a child. The victims, a boy and a girl, were between the ages of five and nine when the abuse occurred, between 2000 and 2002.

The 71-year-old Harriger faced up to 25 years in prison on each count, but got seven and a half for each one in Orleans County Court. He was also sentenced to 20 years of post-release supervision.


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