The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis learned yesterday that Curtis Wehmeyer, a priest of the archdiocese, entered guilty pleas to all charges of criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography brought against him earlier this year. Sentencing has been set for February 1, 2013.
With his guilty plea, in accord with policy of the archdiocese and the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Wehmeyer is now prohibited from ever exercising priestly ministry.
In June, the archdiocese was informed of Wehmeyer’s misconduct with a minor and immediately reported the situation to the St. Paul police. The archdiocese cooperated fully with the ensuing police investigation, and Wehmeyer was immediately removed from his ministerial duties.
The archdiocese deeply regrets the pain caused by Wehmeyer’s criminal action and continues to offer support and assistance to all concerned.
Anyone having knowledge of misconduct within a parish or school should call the proper authorities and is encouraged to notify the archdiocese at 651-291-4497.