May 03, 2005

Some charges dropped against pastor accused of indecent assault

Morning Times

By WARREN HOWELER--Times Asst. Managing Editor
TOWANDA -- Some charges have been dropped against the pastor of the Church on the Hill in Milan, who is accused of allegedly fondling and kissing an underage girl.

Wesley Allen Nichols, 44, was originally charged with three counts of corruption of minors and three counts of indecent assault.

However, two counts of each charge were dropped following a pre-trial conference, according to Bradford County First Assistant District Attorney Al Ondrey.

Ondrey explained the counts of these charges were dropped after New York State Police filed similar charges against Nichols stemming from an incident that occurred in the Town of Barton.

Ondrey said in regards to the recent action in Bradford County Court that "as far as we can determine, only one of these alleged incidents took place in Pennsylvania."

Posted by kshaw at May 3, 2005 05:08 PM