Angel Armando Perez in his work clothes

It was close to midnight Sunday when Woodburn resident James Curths saw the 12-year-old boy running down the street toward him. Curths said the child, panting and out of breath, begged for help, telling him a man was chasing him.

Moments later, a man rounded the corner wearing only underwear. He stood a short distance away, trying to wave the boy over as Curths and his sister-in-law prepared to drive the boy to relatives.

“He was staring at us,” said Heather Rodriguez, 28, Curths’ sister-in-law, who was also outside. “Then he stood there with his hands on his hips like, ‘You’re really not going to give him to me?‘”

Rodriguez and Curths, 35, told the man they were calling the police. Only then, they said, did the man jog away.

The man who chased after the boy that night, Woodburn police say, was the Rev. Angel Armando Perez, the parish priest at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn. Early Monday, the boy gave police a detailed account of the alleged sex abuse he said occurred at Perez’s home, leading to Perez’s arrest later Monday…

The Salem boy told authorities that Perez had asked his parents a few days earlier if he could take him on a trip to the mountains. He and his family attended a community church event Sunday night, and the 12-year-old went with Perez that night to the pastor’s house, a grayish-green home less than 200 paces from the church’s front door.

The boy told police Perez gave him a beer and they watched a movie. The boy told investigators that an air mattress was set up on the living room floor for him to sleep on. He said he fell asleep on the mattress, the affidavit said…

He said that when he opened his eyes, he saw Perez next to the air mattress, with one hand on the boy’s genitals and one hand holding a cellphone. The boy discovered his underwear and shorts lowered to his knees, while Perez was dressed in underwear and a T-shirt, the boy told police.

Fortunately, we live in a day and age when the Catholic Church can’t get away with simply moving the pedophile priest to another parish and making the event disappear; and we live in a day and age when the Catholic Church no longer wields the sort of political power that could require accommodation with lousy practices from local politicians and police. Well – most places, nowadays.

  1. Glenn E. says:

    “Fortunately, we live in a day and age when the Catholic Church can’t get away with simply moving the pedophile priest to another parish and making the event disappear”

    Wait until Paul Ryan gets in office. That might change.

    BTW, there are no Catholic “Pastors”. They’re Priests. The Protestants own the “Pastor” label.

  2. McCullough says:

    I don’t know about the rest of you, But I am sick of the pedophiles. Death Penalty to pedophiles.

    The religious ones should be drawn and quartered.

  3. msbpodcast says:

    Now you know why we tossed the fuckin’ clergy out on their asses in 1906 with “La Révolution Tranquille” in the 1960’s in Québec.

    But that was an especially damning case.

    The child fucker was yelling “Come back to bed” as he ran down the street.

    Typical of the clergy.

    The actual religion doesn’t matter, they’re all scum-sucking, cum-sucking pedophiles who want you to worship something that “isn’t real.

  4. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Once again, the link in the link has the good stuff near the end:

    Kindaof a good issue to think thru. How “bad” is it really to have your genitals played with? For some it could be a lifetime trauma, for others a meaningless act of stupidity. All more a measure of the environment the kiddie is brought up in than the act itself.

    If you had a kiddie–would you prefer his balls get fondled or he gets kidnapped? Cut with a knife? Turned into a Priest?

    All kinds of horrible out there, but first an event occurs, THEN we decide how to react to it.

    Just saying. xxxxx Fun thing to do #2–when a kiddie falls and bumps their head, rather than jump up and show concern for the boo boo==ask the kiddie if they put a hole in the sidewalk. More often than not the kiddies attention will be turned to looking at the sidewalk rather than being taught it time for him to cry.

    Thats how plastic hoomans are.

    I wouldn’t draw and quarter the priest==but I would let everyone in town kick him in the balls once each.

    • Sea Lawyer says:

      That’s a good point of discussion. If a child knows nothing about sexual activity, why would he or she be expected to feel dirty about it if it occurred, other than because adults have taught them that sex is a dirty thing. Left in a bubble, what would a child’s reaction be?

      • jpfitz says:

        You two are fucking kidding, right?

        Old man playing with your balls with one hand and taking pics with his cell phone in the other hand, while your FUCKING SLEEPING.

        Hey, he could have used both hands and stuck a finger up the kids ass, or would that have waken the sleeping child up. And maybe, just maybe my comment woke you two up. Unless the both of you were being sarcastic.

        • Sea Lawyer says:

          No I’m not. Look at the remaining primitive human cultures and see women walking around with nothing covering their breasts and then compare themselves to us where we freak out because a woman’s nipple is showing. Or more to the point, at what point does a species that depends on sexual reproduction to survive decide that anything associated with sex is a dirty thing? Why have humans evolved to reach sexual maturity in their early teens, and yet we’ve decided that sex is wrong until much later in life? The feelings we have about sex are taught to us.

          So getting to the original point that I think bobbo was hinting at and that I expanded in my own way… does a 10 year old, when confronted with sexual activity only feel bad about it because they have been taught that they should, or because they inherently feel that something is wrong with something they otherwise have no experience with? I won’t argue the point that people find it traumatizing, but the question is: why is it so?

          • jpfitz says:

            This example of perversion is specific. The CHILD was sleeping for goodness sake. You ask if a child should feel bad about someone groping them and taking pics while asleep. Is that your question? If it was child on child no. But a man of “God” fondling, yea then I see some anguish, and trust issues.

            Native South Americans in the Amazon nude is normal from birth. Not here in the “civilized” west. Unless your at a nude beach, clothing seems to be the norm.

  5. Grandpa says:

    Having had two children molested by neighbors I can assure you that the impact on the children is devastating, lifetime devastating. Child molesters deserve nothing short of the death penalty.

    • John E. Quantum says:

      I don’t believe in the death penalty, although if they were my kin I might not be able to resist killing the perp myself. I think a better punishment is one that Ronald Reagan recommended for Moammar Ghaddafi back in the day- ” I say we take him and set him down on that log over there, nail his nuts to the log and push him over backwards.”

      • NobodySpecial says:

        That’s not a nice thing to do to such a valuable ally in the war on terror and a vital destination in extracting confessions from our citizens.

        The Us should also be grateful to him as a joint funder of Northern Ireland freedom fighters.

  6. spsffan says:

    Your tax exempt dollars at work!

    Somebody outta make an angel out of Angel.

  7. Judy Jones says:

    This brave young boy is to be commended for speaking up and contacting police, This is not an easy thing to do.

    Let’s hope that every person who saw, suspected or may have suffered sex crimes by Angel Armando Perez, will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, protect others, and start to heal.

    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511.,
    (SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

    • jpfitz says:

      Thanks Judy for your work helping the children and adult children of sexual abuse perpetrated by the gospel preaching scum.

  8. Major FauxPas says:

    Woodburn is an “interesting” place, even for Oregon. Not sure why anyone would raise a child there. I mean, there are thousands of other “Armpits” of the Willamette Valley that aren’t scary, creepy, or completely unsafe for children. But, Woodburn is THE armpit. Do not attempt to raise children there.

  9. What? says:

    Why aren’t more kids taught to run away from monsters?

    I think that people who claim to have authority are only doing so to attempt to push you into doing THEIR bidding, not the bidding of the state, company, or business, but THEIR person bidding.

    Resistance is not futile.

  10. The0ne says:


  11. bobbo, atheists in charge could not make the church look any worse says:

    Cute kiddie with celiac disease told to eat poison or go to hell:

    …. cause YOU KNOW Jebus may love you the way he made you but We Have Our Rules.

    Silly Hoomans.

    • orchidcup says:

      Poor kid. She wants to eat the body of Jesus but he is whole wheat only.

      What Would Jesus Do?

  12. Deehexi says:

    To a certain degree I must agree with “molestation causes trauma for a kid”. But on the other hand. It depends on how the child is brought up. I live in a country, where we talk open about sex. To kids as well. Where we don’t make sex a taboo and we aren’t ashamed to talk to our kids about it. Because of that when I was molested I went straight to my father and told him about it. I didn’t feel ashamed or felt that it was my fault… The policeman that ‘talked’ to me tried to be really careful about asking me, but since I didn’t feel ashamed I didn’t have any problems telling him. I was actually more concerned that his pants was going to bust (he was really fat) and that the walls needed a paint job really bad.
    The guy was put in jail… And I am not suffering from trauma (nor did I ever). No need for a shrink or years of therapy. So maybe you need to think about that when you raise kids. Don’t give them a reason to feel ashamed of their bodies. And while we’re at it…don’t buy “training” bras (what a crock of shit) for little girls either.

  13. Peppeddu says:

    Maybe I am an old fashion guy, but…. whatever happened to adult men going with adult women?

    Something, somewhere, must be seriously be wrong if the only thing you hear about priests is their desire for young boys.
    OK you have lost your calling and you want to get yourself one (or many) partners, fine, but leave kids alone.

    • NobodySpecial says:

      God changed his mind in 305AD, upto then he demanded that Rabbis and Bishops be married. Then he decided that it was banned, but only for the western church.
      But hey, he’s God – he gets to change his mind.

  14. Dallas says:

    Something needs to be done about the Christian church pyramid scheme and its leadership rob their followers of their savings and abuse their young boys.

    I hope the Teapublican Regressives and Liberal Progressives can come together on this epidemic. Why doesn’t Huckabee initiate a Young Boys Appreciation and Stop the Abuse Day (YB SAD) to bring light to this issue?

  15. blatherer says:

    Not the least interested in the above nonsense posts.
    At least this molester was caught ‘red handed’ and WILL go the EFF AWAY.

  16. Mr Diesel says:

    My son was molested by some asshat’s brother my ex-wife was living with. The upside, the molester died in a fire. Karma, ain’t it a bitch.

    • msbpodcast says:

      We all die, and I gave up on justice since JFK was assassinated.

      I think that these kiddie diddlers should be sentenced to long, long, long, long prison terms, without any possibility of parole…

  17. deowll says:

    Saw this story. I’m confident the man will have his day in court then take a long all expense paid vacation with a bunch of guys who really don’t like guys who do crap like that. I expect his rear orifice will be much larger when he gets out.

  18. jpfitz says:

    The assholes in the archdiocese will work on the authorities to have this asshat jesus freak of a subhuman transferred to get treatment. All of TEAD’s quoting from the “bible” proves it takes all kinds of nuts to keep these fucktards in business diddling little boys and girls.

    The head asshat the “Pope” is the richest man on the planet, meanwhile he goes to the poorest nations and is praised by the brainwashed. His ass-holiness gives the poorest nothing, nothing but the hope of an afterlife but in this life don’t use condoms and keep spreading aids, it’s good for you. Killing in the name of—-> GOD. Fucking christians can be the worst at being christian. And let’s not forget about the new crusades of the 21st century to rid the planet of Muslims.

    Hey did any of you card carrying Jesus folks watch the newest crusade program on the tele. Stars earning stripes is a disgusting christian reeducation “REAL” war “mission”, proving just how intolerant and violent this jesus nation has become. Killing in the name of.

  19. Hasidic molest monster guilty

    Guilty of all 59 sex charges * ‘Happy tears’ for accuser * B’klyn Satmars rip verdict

    UNHOLY MONSTER: Hasidic leader Nechemya Weberman (center) sits emotionless in Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday after he was convicted of sexually molesting a teenager.

    He’s guilty as sin.

    A Hasidic leader so powerful in his Brooklyn community he never dreamed he’d be punished for sexually abusing a young girl was convicted yesterday after his brave young victim dared to testify against him.

    Nechemya Weberman, 54, had forced himself on the child for three years starting when she was just 12.

    He was convicted of all 59 counts and faces 25 years alone on the top count: prolonged sexual contact with a child.

    The victim — now a married 18-year-old — testified she had been afraid to report the abuse because “I thought they would never believe me since he was supposedly a god in Williamsburg.”

    Weberman sat silently, his face expressionless, as the jury foreman repeated “guilty’’ 59 times.

    He was led from the courtroom in Brooklyn Supreme Court with his hands cuffed behind him.

    “We’re all crying with happy tears, each and every one of us,” said the victim’s husband, who escorted her to court every day she testified.

    “She’s been through a lot, but she’s starting to have peace, and she will recover, and I’ll stand by her side to the end.”

    Asked whether he was worried about the consequences of a Weberman acquittal, he said, “When God is witness, no one can lie.”

    The explosive trial shined a light on the insular and cloistered world of the Satmar Hasidic sect.

    The victim said she had first been sent to Weberman for counseling after she failed to dress according to Satmar standards of modesty.

    Witnesses told a riveted courtroom about practices no one would think could go on in New York — like the masked “modesty” squad that was allowed to invade another girl’s home, storm into her room and confiscate her cellphone.

    “We firmly believe that the jury got an unfairly sanitized version of the events. As a result, the truth didn’t come out. The struggle will continue to free this innocent man,” said defense attorney George Farkas, referring to information that was barred from trial.

    The defense will appeal.

    “The deliberations were too short for a case with so many complicated issues that raised doubt. I don’t believe the jury properly considered them,” said co-counsel Michael Farkas, George Farkas’ son.

    One Satmar man fumed, “It wasn’t a fair trial. There wasn’t any evidence,” and stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict.

    Outside of court, prosecutors said Weberman had many other victims who have come forward but who are afraid to go public.

    “There’s at least one other victim within the statute of limitations,” said Assistant District Attorney Kevin O’Donnell, who explained the difficulty of prosecuting abuse in the Hasidic community.

    “It’s definitely more difficult because everybody who comes forward is afraid to be seen even walking into our office.”

    At a press conference, District Attorney Charles Hynes said, “The victim in this case showed great courage.”

    “I would hope that the Satmar community would do the same as the Lubavitcher community,” he said, referring to the decree the rival Lubavitch sect issued ordering anybody aware of sexual abuse to report it immediately.

    Hynes also said his office would seek to have Weberman sentenced on the top count and may ask Judge John Ingram to order the sentences to run consecutively instead of concurrently.

    The case was extremely important for Hynes’ office, which has faced criticism for dragging its feet on prosecutions against sex abusers in the politically powerful Hasidic community.

    “The veil of secrecy has been lifted. The wall that has stood in these Brooklyn communities has been broken through,” Hynes said.

    Abe Rubinstein, an Orthodox Jew who attended much of the trial, praised the verdict.

    “Good day for the victims. Bad day for the molesters,” said Rubinstein, who says his son had also been abused.

    The trial made news even before it started.

    In June, four ultra-Orthodox men were busted for offering the victim $500,000 to drop the case.

    Two others ripped down the kosher certification at her then-boyfriend’s, now husband’s, restaurant.

    During the trial, four Satmar men were arrested for allegedly snapping photos of the victim on the stand and tweeting them out to Weberman supporters.

    The courageous victim had taken center stage for four grueling days of testimony and cross-examination.

    She recounted how she was sent to Weberman because she had talked to a neighborhood boy, because “my tights weren’t thick enough,” and because she asked teachers questions like, “How do you know God exists?”

    She described the sexual abuse, including forced oral sex and orders to copy the movements in pornographic movies Weberman played on his computer.

    The courtroom was packed with supporters of the victim, including women in traditional Orthodox dress who cried during the graphic testimony.


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