Orleans pastor sentenced to 15 years for sexually abusing children

Apr 6, 2015

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.

Rev. Roy Harriger was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday.
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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.