Priest from Scappoose Detained on Accusing of Trying to Lure Girl
April 11, 2014
A Catholic priest who is the pastor at St. Wenceslaus in Scappoose has been detained and accused of trying to lure a teenage girl into his car, according to a Catholic newspaper.
The Catholic Sentinel is reporting that Father Michael Patrick, who has been with the Archdiocese of Portland since 1998, is being held in a Los Angeles jail after being arrested after return from a trip to Australia. The arrest came on a warrant issued by Vancouver police.
According to the Sentinel, Vancouver police say Patrick tried to persuade the girl to get in his car. She became alarmed and called for help.