By Posted by: Eli George
Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014
More than a dozen people have now come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against a local pastor.
A grand jury will review Reverend Roy Harriger’s case. At least 15 people in three states have now signed affidavits claiming that Harriger molested them as children.
The case first came to light last Thanksgiving, when State Police announced Harriger’s arrest. The 70-year-old pastor of Community Fellowship Church in the Town of Hartland was charged with incest, sodomy, and course of sexual conduct.
He’s accused of molesting a boy and a girl about 12 years ago when he was pastor of the Wesleyan Church in Lyndonville.
Those who know him from church came out to support him.
Church member Donna Kidney said, “I know he did not do it. He’s innocent. I know in my spirit, he’s innocent.”
His own son, George Harriger, told News 4 he was molested as a boy but never realized there were others.
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