By Rose Eiklor
Monday, January 26, 2015
ALBION, N.Y. — The trial for a former Niagara County pastor charged with sexual abuse ended Monday with a pair of guilty verdicts.
“For him to do this to my kids killed me, because I couldn’t believe that was supposed to be a man of God. How could he do this to anybody?” asked one of the victim’s mothers.
After a week-long trial, jury members found Roy Harriger guilty of two counts of course sexual conduct against a child. Harriger was a pastor at Ashwood Wesleyan Church in Lyndonville and at Community Fellowship Church in the Town of Hartland in Niagara County.
It’s a case described by Orleans County District Attorney Joe Cardone as a multi-generational wave of destruction.
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