Rev. Michael Clare, of West Harrison, sentenced to 5 years in prison for raping 2 teenage girls

The Reverend Michael Clare, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape.

The Reverend Michael Clare, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape. (1/30/14)

WEST HARRISON - A West Harrison minister has been sentenced to five years in prison for raping two teenage girls.

The Rev. Michael Clare, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape.

Clare, a pastor at the Harvest Worship Center International in the Bronx, admitted to having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl at his home in 2007 and with a 14-year-old girl in 2009.

Clare waived his right to an appeal and will have to register as a sex offender when he's released from prison.

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