Westchester pastor convicted of raping 2 teen girls

A former Westchester minister has pleaded guilty to raping two teenage girls, one of whom was a member of his congregation. Prosecutors say the Rev.

WEST HARRISON - A former Westchester minister has pleaded guilty to raping two teenage girls, one of whom was a member of his congregation.

Prosecutors say the Rev. Michael Clare was convicted of rape on Wednesday.

Clare was the pastor of the Harvest Worship Center International in the Bronx. He admitted performing the acts with a 13-year-old girl in 2007 at his West Harrison home and with a 14-year-old girl later.

Under the terms of the plea deal, he will be sentenced to five years in prison and will register as a sex offender.

Clare is from Jamaica and faces deportation when his sentence is over. AP wires were used in this report

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