July 8, 2020
ST.CLOUD, Minn. (FOX 9)- A priest who had sex with a woman who he was counseling following her previous sexual abuse was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday, according to the Stearns County Attorney’s Office.
Anthony Oelrich was convicted of third-degree criminal sexual conduct after he was charged for using the victim’s vulnerabilities against her.
The victim reported Oelrich in 2017 to the St. Cloud Police Department after she sought “spiritual guidance” from him after she was sexually abused.
The charges say the victim was seeking guidance after a prior