Minnesota priest accused of sexual assault jailed in India

Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul allegedly sexually assaulted two underage girls in the Diocese of Crookston eight years ago. The Star Tribune reports the 57-year-old went to India before charges were filed in 2006. Jeyapaul denies the allegations and continues to work with children.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul allegedly sexually assaulted two underage girls in the Diocese of Crookston eight years ago. The Star Tribune reports the 57-year-old went to India before charges were filed in 2006. Jeyapaul denies the allegations and continues to work with children.

Next Up

Willmar Police Department

'Errant bullet' goes through garage wall, kills Willmar man

The man was working in his garage when he was shot, witnesses said.

Screen Shot 2021-01-16 at 10.59.00 PM

Wild tie Kings with 2 seconds left, win in overtime

Another incredible finish for the Wild.

Screen Shot 2021-01-16 at 6.53.17 PM

Mike Lindell's MyPillow offering discounts using the code 'Qanon'

The Shakopee-based company is under the microscope because of the recent actions of its owner.

Surly Brewing

Facing aluminum can shortage, Surly unveils solution: 'Cantyhose'

The brewery came up with a creative way to repurpose unused cans.

Liam Robbins

Gophers stay perfect at home by crushing 7th-ranked Michigan

Liam Robbins and Marcus Carr were too much for the previously undefeated Wolverines.

police lights

Four teens arrested over robberies in Minneapolis

They teens were found in a vehicle that was taken during an earlier carjacking.

Boundary Waters/BWCA

All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.

ambulance

Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Bracing for security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

N95 mask

3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

Related

St. Paul priest arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a minor

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has removed Curtis Carl Wehmeyer, 47, as a pastor. He was arrested in Oakdale on Friday and released from the Ramsey County Jail on Monday, pending further investigation. He has not been charged. A male juvenile has alleged assaults over a two-year period.

St. Paul priest charged with molesting 2 boys

A St. Paul priest was charged this week with sexually abusing two boys in his camper trailer on the church's parking lot in 2010. Curtis Wehmeyer, 47, of Oakdale, was arrested in June after one of the boys told his mother. The boys were 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged abuse, according to a new criminal complaint.