Plea deal offered to pastor accused of molesting three children

ALBION, N.Y. (WIVB) – A plea deal is on the table for an Orleans County pastor suspected of molesting three children more than a decade ago.

Rev. Roy Harriger appeared in court Monday where both sides argued motions. Harriger’s attorneys want to review the grand jury’s minutes.

Orleans County District Attorney Joseph Cardone said, “What makes it a little more unique is we allege that the incidents that are charged in the indictment occurred some years ago and since the time of those crimes the language and the statute has changed and so council has questioned whether you use the older language or the newer language as it stands.”

Harriger is currently free on bail. At least 15 people have signed affidavits saying the pastor molested them. He’s due back in court on April 21.

The details of the plea deal offered to Harriger were not released by the DA.

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