Former Church Youth Group Leader Charged with Sexually Abusing Teen Boys in Rochester

June 5, 2015

A former Rochester man has been charged in a sexual abuse case involving a church youth group.

Roy Battle, age 36, who now lives in California, has been indicted on charges of sexual abuse in the first degree.

We're told the charges stem from the abuse of two teenage boys who were members of a church youth group that Battle led from 2005 to 2012.

Police say Battle was charged following an investigation that began in July 2014 when one of the boys came forward saying Battle "subjected him to inappropriate sexual contact." We're told the contact happened at Battle's home on Glendale Park.

Investigators say more victims have come forward since the beginning of the investigation.

Police are now asking parents and children who may have come in contact with Battle to contact Investigator O’Shaughnessy at (585)428-9379.








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