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

Topics: dangers  crime  sexual abuse


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on Aug 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM
It makes me angry, that a child not only trusted this person, he also put his faith in father perez as he knew him. It makes me feel who can I trust in the church now ,especially a holy church? No child should ever go thru something like this!
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on Aug 18, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Soooo disgusting...... preditors, they should just be put down. They destroy lives literally..... for their own sick pleasure. In the church.... priest go into the priesthood with the intention of having access to children. ( as in many other fields) Animals.....they continiously plan on their next opportunity. why don't we just get rid of them once they are caught. They don't ever get better even in treatment.
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on Aug 18, 2012 at 2:19 PM

and how much you wanna bet the church already has a file on him for complaints such as this and still he is out in the public with access to kids...I wonder how many other kids lives and faith he has ruined.

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on Aug 18, 2012 at 8:45 PM
Omg! Ya de nadie se puede confiar! Aqui Es donde se debe utilizar la Pena de Muerte! Si Ellos son capaces de jugar y utilizar la vida de un inocente a su Antojo, porque no ley puede hacer lo mismo con Estos deprabados! .... Pero somos tan... Que por el Simple Hecho de ser sacerdote se tapa o se olvida esto en nuestra cultura!
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on Aug 19, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I could not understand how is it that after all we have seen concerning the scandals of Child abuse in the church by Priest still mothers leave their children under their care?  What is wrong with this mothers? Are the blind about this matter or is it that they don't want to believe what is happening?

Most of the kids the don't know what is going on with the abuse in the church and they go trusting this people and is a shame that they are the one paying the consecuenses.  Come On Mothers, wake up to the reality and protect your child from this abusive Priests! Don't send them to wolf mouth!

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