Abusive Priest Pleads Guilty In Sexual Abuse Case

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By Brett Stolpestad

An Oakdale catholic priest pleaded guilty in a Ramsey County District Court Thursday, admitting to sexually abusing two boys and possessing child pornography, the Pioneer Press reported.

Curtis Carl Wehmeyer, 48, admitted to sexually abusing the boys while he was a pastor at Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul, the Pioneer Press reported. Wehmeyer pleaded also pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

According to a statement from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Wehmeyer is banned from the ministry. However, he will still remain a priest without the ability to perform any duties of the church, the Star Tribune reported.

Wehmeyer admitted on Thursday of molesting two boys, 14 and 15 years old, from June to August of 2010 in a camper that was parked outside of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in St. Paul, the Star Tribune reported. Wehmeyer was parish pastor at the time.

Wehmeyer pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree criminal sexual assault, two counts of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and 17 counts of possessing child pornography, the Star Tribune reported.

Wehmeyer did not receive a plea bargain and his sentencing is scheduled for February, the Star Tribune reported.

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