Church Elder Accused in Sex Abuse of Girl, 6

Buffalo News
January 29, 2012

A church elder who police identified as the second-ranking official of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 213 Vermont St., was arrested Friday on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse for an alleged incident with a 6-year-old girl at the church this past Dec. 16.

Detectives accused Abel Poloche, 60, of Chenango Street, of inappropriately touching the girl while she sat on his lap inside the church.

He was taken into custody by Sex Offense Squad detectives about 7:45 p. m. Friday at his home.

Poloche was being held Friday night pending arraignment this morning in Buffalo City Court.








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