12-year-old boy sexually abused by Latino priest saved by local family
This story is truly incredible: Last Sunday an Oregon a man was surprised to see a 12-year-old boy running toward him since it was almost midnight. When the boy finally reached him, he begged for help saying there was a man chasing him. Apparently, the little boy was running away from priest Angel Armando Perez after he had been allegedly sexually molesting the 12-year-old.
Amazingly, a short time after the boy encountered James Curth, the priest reached him too—in his underwear! He was gesturing for the boy to follow him. Curth and his sister-in-law, Heather Rodriguez, threatened with calling the cops, so the priest immediately ran away.
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After police interviewed the 12-year-old boy and the priest, Perez was arrested on Tuesday and now faces charges for sexually abusing a minor and providing alcohol to a minor.
According to the police report, the boy was spending the night at Father Perez's house because the next day they were planning a field trip. Earlier that Sunday, the boy and his family attended an event in Father Perez's church. The priest says that he drank too much and could not remember anything that happened in his house that night.
But the boy has another version. He says that after the church event, he and Father Perez went to his house, where he offered the young boy a beer and they watched a movie together. The boy says that he was asleep on an inflatable mattress when a flash of light woke him up in the middle of the night; according to the boy, the priest allegedly had one hand on his cell phone and another on the boy's penis—apparently the priest was taking pictures!
I don' t even want to IMAGINE what this young boy went through, and you have no idea how ANGRY and AFRAID I am to find out that a priest could do something like this. But honestly, I would have never let my son spend the night in any priest's house—no matter how holy they're supposed to be!
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Imagen vía Marion County Jail