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Elmira Heights Pastor arrested for allegedly giving alcohol to minors

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ELMIRA HEIGHTS, N.Y. (WENY) -- A local church leader was arrested after being accused of giving alcohol to minors.

According to the Elmira Heights Police Department, 60-year-old Robert J. Batcho is facing four counts of unlawfully dealing with a child. Batcho is the pastor at the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Elmira Heights.

Police say he gave beer to four minors, where he lives on McCann's Boulevard.    

Batcho was given an appearance ticket. He's due back in Elmira Heights Village Court at a later date.

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