April 21, 2005

Embattled pastor faces more sex abuse charges ... Wesley Allen Nichols charged in N.Y., too

Morning Times

By WARREN HOWELER--Times Reporter
OWEGO -- The pastor of the Church on the Hill in Milan is now facing charges in New York state that he had inappropriate contact with a then 14-year-old girl, according to Investigator Mike Meyers from the New York State Police barracks in Owego.

Wesley Allen Nichols, 44, was charged two weeks ago by New York State Police with third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of the child, which are both misdemeanor charges, Meyers said.

The charges against Nichols were filed as a result of allegations that he had inappropriate contact with the girl over the past two years within the Town of Barton, Meyers said.

Nichols was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Town of Barton Court. He appeared in Barton Town Court on April 7 and that appearance was continued to a later date, Meyers said.

Nichols was charged last year by Pennsylvania State Police with three counts of corruption of minors -- which are first-degree misdemeanors -- and three counts of indecent assault -- which are second-degree misdemeanors -- after he allegedly fondled and kissed an underage female on three separate occasions over a three-year period between 2001 and 2004.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2005 08:57 AM