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Former Henrietta pastor pleads guilty to sexual abuse

Paul Burress (Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Henrietta, N.Y. - A former Henrietta pastor pleaded guilty to sexual abuse at a court appearance Wednesday.

Paul Burress pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse in the third degree.

As a result of the plea, Burress will be sentenced to one year of probation. No-contact orders of protection were filed for all the complainants in the case.

Burress was arrested last year, accused of forcible touching. The accusations were made against him by three women, all of which involved alleged, separate incidents that took place in a hot tub at Burress' house.

The defendant was a pastor at Victory Baptist Church in Henrietta until last June, when he was dismissed.

Burress is next scheduled to appear in court in May.

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