Woodburn Priest Arrested on Sex Abuse Allegation

By Anthony Schick
The Oregonian
August 13, 2012

A Woodburn priest was arrested Monday in connection with a case of alleged sex abuse.

At around 1:30 a.m. Monday, Woodburn police received a report of a minor who reported inappropriate contact from Angel Armando Perez, 46, the parish priest at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Woodburn. Perez was arrested on allegations of first degree sex abuse, using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

The age and identity of the minor have not yet been released.

Officer Mike Araiza of the Woodburn Police Department said there is only one known victim at this time. Araiza said the Marion County District Attorney's Office is also involved in the investigation.

The Woodburn Police Department is asking people with information related to the incident to contact the Case Officer, Detective Rick Puente at 503-982-2345.








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