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Priest arrested in Oakdale on suspicion of child molestation

The St. Paul priest was arrested in Oakdale on Friday.

Priest arrested in Oakdale on suspicion of child molestation

A St. Paul priest was arrested in Oakdale Friday after he was accused of having sexual contact with a minor.

Curtis Carl Wehmeyer, 47, was arrested Friday and released from Ramsey County jail on Monday, according to the  Pioneer Press. He has not been formally charged, but police are investigating the case as a sexual assault. 

A juvenile male told police that the abuse occurred for two years, said Howie Padilla, a spokesman of the St. Paul Police Department. 

Since the allegations emerged last week, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis removed Wehmeyer from his position as the pastor at the Parish of the Blessed Sacrament at 1801 LaCrosse Avenue in St. Paul, according to the Pioneer Press. 

The case is still under investigation. If anyone has any information regarding the case, call 651-266-5651. 

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