Former Albany church leader’s sex crime sentence extended

A former Albany church leader already serving five years for sex crimes against a child in 2003 has had his sentence extended.

Angel Garcia, 69, was sentenced on Friday to two additional seven-year terms, which will be served concurrently. The new sentence is for abusing two more kids between 2016 and 2018.

Garcia will also have a very lengthy period of post-release supervision and must register as a sex offender.

He was once a deacon at Church of the Americas in Albany.