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Rape, incest charges added to abuse case in Albion

Staff Reports Posted 12 March 2018 at 4:20 pm

ALBION – An Albion man faces additional charges after initially being arrested on Feb. 27 for sex abuse against children.

Richard L. Hering Jr

Richard L. Hering Jr., 45, and his girlfriend Renee Koch, 54, were charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and act in manner injurious to a child less than 17 years of age. There were allegedly three victims, ages 4 to 15.

Hering’s bail was set at $20,000 and Koch’s bail at $10,000 after they were charged on Feb. 27.

Hering was arrested again on March 9 after additional information was developed, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni said today.

The charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child (felony), two counts of first-degree rape (felony) and two counts of incest in the first degree (felony).

The crimes are alleged to have occurred over the past 8 years at various locations in the Village of Albion. The case is being prosecuted in both the Town of Gaines and Town of Albion Court because of the locations of the offenses, Nenni said.

Hering was arraigned on the additional charges in the Town of Albion Court and placed in the Orleans County Jail with no bail.

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