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St Paul priest, Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer, was removed as pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish in 2012. .

The Minneapolis Tribune reported that he has :

surprised Ramsey County prosecutors and his teen victims Thursday by quickly pleading guilty to 20 charges related to criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography.

The Rev. Curtis C. Wehmeyer told Ramsey County District Judge Salvador Rosas that he understood he was getting no deal from prosecutors and would be going to prison when sentenced in February.

Father Curtis Wehmeyer was nam­ed pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle and Blessed Sacrament in 2009, both in St. Paul.

He has served as paro­chial administrator at Blessed Sacra­ment and previously was associate pastor at St. Joseph in West St. Paul, after his 2001 ordination.

It is important that the message keep getting out and that those who give voice to disclosure continue to be supported and representatives of the Church truly practice a policy of zero tolerance. Secrecy and nondisclosure is what this festering scab does not need.

Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.

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