The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a sexual misconduct conviction and ordered a new trial for a St. Paul priest accused of having sex with a woman who was seeking his spiritual advice. The 22-page ruling said the lower court made several errors during Christopher Wenthe’s trial. Wenthe was convicted in 2011 of third-degree criminal sexual conduct after a woman reported the sexual conduct.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a priest accused of having sexual conduct with a female parishioner he was counseling.
A jury has convicted a Roman Catholic priest of sexual misconduct involving a woman he was counseling at a St. Paul church.