Priest pleads guilty in abuse of 2 boys

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A Catholic priest pleaded guilty Thursday to molesting two underage brothers and was banned by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis from ministry, the Star Tribune reported.

The Rev. Curtis Carl Wehmeyer, 48, pleaded guilty to abusing the boys in 2010 when he was the pastor at St. Paul's Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Pioneer Press reported. He also pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, which was part of another case.

Wehmeyer's sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 1, the Pioneer Press reported. According to the Star Tribune, he will remain a priest despite being banned from ministry.

Wehmeyer admitted in court to molesting the brothers, then 12 and 14, in a camper parked outside of the church, the Star Tribune reported. He said he offered the boys alcohol and marijuana to entice them inside. He said he also showed them child pornography, touched one boy's genitals and masturbated in front of them.

According to the Pioneer Press, Wehmeyer was removed from his parish job June 21, after the victims reported him to the police.

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