L.I. Minister Denies Incest Rap

By Jennifer Fermino
New York Post
February 11, 2006

February 11, 2006 -- A well-known Long Island minister pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of repeatedly molesting his three daughters in their Queens family home for more than four years.

The 53-year-old pastor showed no emotion as the charges of incest, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child were read aloud in Queens Criminal Court.

His lawyer, Sean McNicholas, urged the judge to release the minister - whose name is being withheld to protect his victims - without bail, citing his long-standing ties to his neighborhood and clean record.

But Judge Alex Zigman ignored his arguments and set bail at $10,000.


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