Ex-Minn. pastor pleads guilty to sex abuse, porn

9:59 PM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - A former pastor of a St. Paul church has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct involving two brothers and to possessing child pornography.

Forty-eight-year-old Curtis Wehmeyer of Oakdale admitted in Ramsey County court Thursday to criminal sexual conduct involving the boys when he was pastor of The Church of the Blessed Sacrament on St. Paul's East Side. Wehmeyer also pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography that was found on his laptop.

Wehmeyer was charged Sept. 20 with three counts of criminal sexual conduct. He was accused of molesting one boy and exposing himself to the other in the summer of 2010.

Wehmeyer was removed from his parish post in June after church authorities learned of the allegations.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 1.

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