Imprisoned priest charged with sexual abuse in Wisconsin

Curtis Carl Wehmeyer
Curtis Wehmeyer
Minnesota Department of Corrections

A Minnesota priest in prison for sexual abuse now faces a charge he sexually assaulted a teenage boy three and a half years ago in Wisconsin.

Prosecutors in Chippewa County have charged the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer with one count of second degree sexual assault.

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A 21-year-old man told Chippewa County Sheriff's Department investigator Chad Weinberger in March that Wehmeyer provided him with alcohol and marijuana while they were on a camping trip in Brunet Island State Park in Estella, Wisconsin.

The man, who was then a teen, woke up to find Wehmeyer in bed with him and touching him sexually, he told the investigator. The incident happened in the summer of 2011, according to the criminal complaint. The two were staying in a camper.

Wehmeyer, 50, is serving prison time in Lino Lakes after he pleaded guilty in November 2012 to criminal sexual conduct and possessing child pornography. He was accused of abusing two boys while he served the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul.

St. Paul police found some of the abuse happened in Wehmeyer's camper in the church's parking lot.

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