Lockport Union-Sun & Journal - Rev. Roy D. Harriger Sr. may have left a trail of as many as 10 victims of sexual abuse across three states and four decades, the New York State Police said Wednesday after troopers arrested the Middleport minister on charges of sexually abusing two children.
, 70, has been charged with two counts of first-degree course of sexual conduct and four counts of first-degree sodomy, all class B felonies.
has also been charged with two counts of first-degree incest, an E felony.
The victims, one boy and one girl, were between the ages of 7 and 9 at the time the incidents occurred.
Currently the pastor of Community Fellowship Church on Johnson Creek Road, Harriger was arrested Wednesday morning at his home, which is adjacent to the church, Lt.
In fact, Harriger
may have a history of sexual abuse stretching back to the 1970s, with alleged sex crimes in the states of Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Law enforcement agencies in Michigan and Pennsylvania are investigating Harriger
The investigation into Harriger
began when a victim came forward to the New York State Police about two months ago, Schmitt said.
And it's probable that other alleged victims of Harriger
still may not have come forward.
is married with three sons and two daughters.
has no prior criminal record.
was arrested by the Albion barracks' Criminal Investigation Bureau
and arraigned in Yates Town Court.
The State Police said that anyone with any information on Harriger
, or if they believe they may have been the victim of sexual abuse in this case, should contact the State Police in Albion at (585)589-4244.