Rev. Angel Armando Perez Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Young Boy Gets Loan From Archdiocese for Defense
The Archdiocese of Portland has offered an open-ended loan to the Rev. Angel Armando Perez to cover legal fees as he fights an accusation that he fondled a 12-year-old boy.
The Oregonian reported, Archbishop John G. Vlazny approved the loan to Rev. Perez last week. The police said Perez chased a 12-year-old boy down a Woodburn street early while dressed only in his underwear.
The boy told investigators he ran from the minister’s house while Perez chased after him. The boy said a nearby bystander gave him a ride to his sibling’s house early the next morning.
The 46-year-old parish priest of St. Luke Catholic Church appeared in court on accusations of:
- sexual abuse
- abuse of a child in the display of sexually explicit conduct
- furnishing alcohol to a minor
- and driving under the influence
Read full report at Church Scandal Report