Court Docs: Airman says he woke up to Mountain Home priest attempting oral sex

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MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (KBOI) -- Editor's Note: The following story contains sensitive content

Court documents state that on July 9, the victim, an Airman at the Mountain Home Air Force Base, was intoxicated and passed out in a room he rented from Jagerstatter's house on 13th Street North after a night of drinking. (Mugshot courtesy Elmore County Jail).

The victim in an alleged rape involving a Mountain Home priest says he woke up to Victor F. Jagerstatter attempting to give him oral sex, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Court documents state that on July 9, the victim, an Airman at the Mountain Home Air Force Base, was intoxicated and passed out in a room he rented from Jagerstatter's house on 13th Street North after a night of drinking. Sometime after he passed out from intoxication, the court documents state, the victim woke up and saw Jagerstatter kneeling beside his bed moving toward him attempting oral sex.

"The victim screamed and Victor Franz Jagerstatter asked him if he wanted breakfast," the affidavit states.

The victim had been renting a room since June 30, according to the documents. The incident was reported to the Mountain Home Air Force Base July 11. Mountain Home Police says it arrested the Our Lady Good Counsel priest for sexual abuse and exploitation of a vulnerable adult because the victim "unable to protect himself from exploitation due to his mental impairment because of his level of intoxication" and "lacked the capacity to make or communicate decisions regarding his person."

In court on Monday, Jagerstatter had his preliminary hearing and was released on his own recognizance. The charge had also been amended to rape, according to online court records.

The priest is on administrative leave, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise.



 
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