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Albion couple faces sex abuse charges against children

Staff Reports Posted 9 March 2018 at 8:41 am

Richard Hering Jr.

ALBION – A couple from the Village of Albion has been charged with sexually abusing children between the ages of 12 and 16.

Renee Koch, 54, and her boyfriend, Richard Hering Jr., 45, have been arrested and charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and act in manner injurious to a child less than 17 years of age.

Renee Koch

Police are declining to say how many children are involved or their relationship to Koch and Hering.

Hering Jr., 45, has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of forcible touching and six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was previously on the sex offender registry as a level one offender after being convicted of attempted sexual abuse in the 2nd degree in Clarendon in 1995.

Koch has been charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of forcible touching and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Both were arraigned in Albion Town Court and committed to Orleans County Jail.

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