A former St. Paul priest who has been charged with criminal sexual misconduct is now facing 17 counts of possession of child pornography, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday.
Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer, 48, who served as the parish priest at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament until June, allegedly molested one boy and exposed himself to another in his camper trailer parked in the church lot.
In July, investigators searched the rectory of the church on a warrant and discovered a laptop with still images and video depicting "sex acts involving prepubescent males," according to CBS. The pornography charges Wehmeyer faces are each punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a statement saying it "deeply regrets the pain caused by clergy misconduct or by others within the Church, and is offering its support and assistance to all concerned."