St. Paul Priest Is Charged With Abusing Two Boys
During the summer of 2010, the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer would bring two young brothers to his camper trailer, parked in the lot of the St. Paul church where he presided.
Inside, he showed the boys, then 12 and 14, pornographic movies and provided alcohol and marijuana as he allegedly molested one and exposed himself to the other, authorities said this week. After he was arrested in June in the rectory at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Wehmeyer saw the boys’ mother and said, “[your son] doesn’t lie. I intend to plead guilty and spare your family the embarrassment,” according to charges filed Thursday in Ramsey County District Court.
Wehmeyer, 47, who was removed as the Roman Catholic church’s pastor in June, faces three counts of criminal sexual conduct.
On Friday, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi was asked whether his office was reviewing other possible cases involving Wehmeyer. Choi replied, “Stay tuned.” Also Friday, 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.”