Scappoose priest arrested in LA for luring girl

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 12 at 9:37 AM

SCAPPOOSE, Ore. – A Catholic priest from Scappoose was arrested in Los Angeles on April 8 for attempting to lure a teenage girl into his vehicle.

The Catholic Sentinel reports Father Michael Patrick of St. Wenceslaus Parish was taken into custody after he walked off a plane at LAX that had just flown in from Australia.

He is accused of driving beside a teen and repeatedly asking her to get in the vehicle, despite her protests in March. She ran away and called for help.

Vancouver police had a warrant out for Patrick’s arrest when he was picked up in L.A., according to spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

The Sentinel reports Patrick was charged with luring and taken to a Los Angeles jail.

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