The Rev. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang, who is charged with sexually abusing a young male student at St. Louis Cathedral School, was released on bail Friday from the city jail, a friend said.
Bill Hannegan, a friend of Jiang’s, said another supporter posted the $150,000 bond set by a St. Louis circuit judge. Hannegan declined to identify the person who made bond for the Catholic priest.
Jiang, 31, of the 3400 block of Lafayette Avenue, was charged with two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy involving a boy younger than 14.
The charges allege he had sexual contact with the boy twice in a school bathroom between July 1, 2011, and Aug. 1, 2012.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis suspended him from duties pending the case. He previously had been accused in Lincoln County of contact with a teenage girl, but that case was dismissed.