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Elmira Heights pastor allegedly provided alcohol to minors

ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - An Elmira Heights pastor is facing charges for providing alcohol to children. 

60-year-old Robert Batcho, a pastor at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Elmira Heights, is charged with four counts of unlawfully dealing with a child. 

The charges stem from an incident at a residence on McCann's Boulevard in May of 2017, where Batcho allegedly provided beer to four teens under the age of 21. 

18 news reached out to Batcho's attorney, who declined to comment on the case.

He will be in the village of Elmira Heights court at a later date.


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