St. Paul Pedophile Priest Charged in Wisconsin Case
By Emily Gurnon
November 17, 2014
The Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer, the St. Paul priest serving a five-year prison term for molesting two boys from his parish, has been charged in a separate Wisconsin case.
An investigator for the Chippewa County district attorney's office interviewed a victim who said he was sexually assaulted by Wehmeyer, 50, during a 2011 camping trip at Brunet Island State Park in Estella, Wis., according to a criminal complaint.
The young male said Wehmeyer gave him alcohol and marijuana, the complaint said. He became intoxicated and Wehmeyer walked him to bed after he vomited, the victim said.
Wehmeyer went to a bed on the other side of the camper, but the victim "awoke to Mr. Wehmeyer's hand down his pants touching (his genitals)," the charges said.
|Curtis Carl Wehmeyer (Courtesy of Minnesota Department of Corrections)|
The complaint said Wehmeyer had sexual contact with the boy when he was unconscious. He was charged with second-degree sexual assault. It was unclear from the complaint whether the boy was 17 or 18 at the time of the assault.
Wehmeyer was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court in February 2013 for molesting two brothers from Blessed Sacrament parish in St. Paul while he was the pastor there. Those assaults took place in 2010.
He also was convicted of possessing child pornography.
The priest owned a camper that he parked in the church parking lot at 1801 LaCrosse Ave. on St. Paul's East Side. Some of the criminal activity took place there, he admitted.
He is incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Lino Lakes.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has requested that he be defrocked. Local leaders are awaiting a decision from the Vatican.
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