Former St. Paul priest pleads guilty to child sex abuse, child porn charges

In a surprising move, a former St. Paul priest pleaded guilty Thursday to 20 charges relating criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography, all while acknowledging he was getting no deal from prosecutors and would be going to prison.
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In a surprising move, a former St. Paul priest pleaded guilty Thursday to 20 charges relating criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography, all while acknowledging he was getting no deal from prosecutors and would be going to prison, the Star Tribune reported.

The Rev. Curtis C. Wehmeyer was charged with criminal sexual conduct in September, stemming from an alleged incident involving two brothers -- ages 14 and 12 -- two years ago in a camper parked at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in St. Paul.

The child porn charges were added in October after investigators found alleged pornography involving prepubescent boys on Wehmeyer's laptop computer.

Wehmeyer will be sentenced in February. One count he admitted to -- second-degree criminal sexual conduct -- is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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