St. Louis Archbishop Subpoenaed in Criminal Case against Priest
July 12, 2013
LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI)– For the first time, the head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis is set to speak under oath in a criminal case against a priest.
Archbishop Robert Carlson is supposed to give a deposition in the criminal case against Father Joseph Jiang.
Jiang is charged with four counts of sexual abuse against a girl in Lincoln County. He’s also charged with witness tampering because Father Jiang allegedly offered $20,000, in what prosecutors call hush money to the victim’s family.
SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says prosecutors may want to ask the archbishop where that $20,000 came from.
The archdiocese refuses to comment. They also refuse to say where the priest charged with sexual abuse and witness tampering is right now.