A Hudson Valley woman who has been removed from a local church on many occasions is accused of returning to the church to annoy and harass the pastor.

On Wednesday around 8:40 a.m., Saugerties Police responded to a trespass complaint at the St. John’s Evangelist Church on Route 212 in the Town of Saugerties.

Laura A. Duffy, 69, of Willow was removed from the church on several occasions this month at the request of the pastor, police say. Duffy was allegedly told that if she returned to the church she would be arrested for trespassing.

On Wednesday Duffy is accused of returning to the church in order to annoy and harass the pastor.

Duffy was charged with trespass, a violation.

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