Oregon Priest in Court on Luring Charge
April 25, 2014
|Fr, Michael Patrick of Scappoose was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to lure a girl into his car, April 11, 2014 (Courtesy photo)|
An Oregon priest accused of trying to lure a girl into his car last month is expected to be in court for the first time Friday.
Father Michael Patrick was arrested April 12 and charged with luring based on a March 10 incident.
Patrick is scheduled to be in Clark County Court at 9 a.m.
Vancouver investigators say the Scappoose priest was driving beside a teenage girl while repeatedly asking to give her a ride.
Patrick was arrested in Los Angeles following a trip to Australia.
The priest, originally from Sri Lanka, is assigned to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, which he has been with since 1998.