ALBION – A pastor was ordered to stay away from his church Monday after he pleaded not guilty to six counts of sex abuse of young children.
Orleans County Court Judge James Punch told Rev. Roy Harriger, 70, of Middleport, that his $250,000 bail would be revoked if he were in the presence of children 18 and younger. After entering his plea, Harriger had asked the judge if he could go to church.
More than a dozen people have signed affadavits claiming that Harriger, pastor of Community Fellowship Church in the Town of Hartland, molested them when they were children.
Harriger was indicted last week on three counts of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, one count of first-degree incest and two counts of incest. The alleged incidents took place while Harriger was pastor of the Wesleyan church in Lyndonville.