April 22, 2005

Milan pastor faces sex-abuse charges in New York, as well

Daily and Sunday Review

By Aaron Cahall and Pat Abdalla 04/22/2005

A Milan pastor already accused of sex-abuse charges involving an underage parishioner in Bradford County remains under investigation for similar charges in New York state. A pre-trial conference concerning the Pennsylvania charges is set for today.
Wesley A. Nichols, 44, of Milan is charged with sexual abuse in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child, according to investigator Mike Meyers, of the New York State Police in Owego, N.Y.
Nichols is the pastor of the Church on the Hill in Ulster Township, and took a leave of absence from his duties in October.
A preliminary arraignment for Nichols was held April 7, according to Town of Barton Justice Clarence Van Horn, who said the date for the next hearing in the case has not been set as the case is still under investigation.

Posted by kshaw at April 22, 2005 05:36 AM