Steuben County Pastor in Court on Sex Abuse Charges

Elmira Star-Gazette [Bath NY]
January 29, 2007

A former Steuben County pastor charged with sexually abusing two boys entered no plea today during an appearance in Steuben County Court.

A court spokeswoman said the case of David J. Troup, 39, of Painted Post, was adjourned to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

Troup, former pastor of the Borden Baptist Church, was arrested in October and indicted in January for allegedly abusing two boys younger than 11 years old in July 2005 in the town of Woodhull.

He faces felony charges of first-degree and second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child. The first-degree charge carries a maximum penalty of fiveto 25 years in state prison. The second-degree charge is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Troup is represented by William Kelley, Steuben County's felony public defender.

The defendant, a former employee of the Steuben County Social Services Department, remains free on bail. An order of protection prohibits him from having contact with the children involved.

State police said the charges resulted from a complaint to the New York Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment in Albany.


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