Decision Today in Wehmeyer Sexual Abuse Case
By Joseph Lindberg
The Ramsey County attorney's office and St. Paul
Police Department will hold a joint press conference Wednesday
morning to announce a prosecution decision in the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer case.
The press conference will be held at the Ramsey County
attorney's office library in downtown St. Paul at 10 a.m.,
according to a release from the office of Ramsey County Attorney
Formerly assigned to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
in St. Paul, Wehmeyer is serving a five-year prison term for
possessing child pornography and sexually abusing two children.
A September 2013 report by Minnesota Public Radio said
top archdiocese officials knew of Wehmeyer's sexual compulsions
for nearly a decade but still kept him in the ministry.
Choi said in a statement last year that he was
"troubled" by details in the report on how the Archdiocese of
St. Paul and Minneapolis handled allegations against Wehmeyer --
but said his office could not open a grand jury investigation as
requested by a victims' support group.
Spokesman Dennis Gerhardstein has said the attorney's
office must first have a case investigated and presented by
Authorities will also detail Wednesday morning the
manner in which information came to be known to law enforcement
in the criminal prosecution of Wehmeyer.