Criminal Charges Dropped Against St. Louis Priest
Associated Press, via 939theeagle.com
November 22, 2013
(AP) – Criminal charges against a St. Louis priest accused of molesting a teenage girl in northeast
Missouri have been dropped.
The Rev. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang was charged in June 2012 with child endangerment and witness
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer of Lincoln and Pike
dismissed the child endangerment charge on Monday.
Prosecutor Leah Askey filed for dismissal on the witness tampering charge on the same day. Jiang had
allegedly left a $20,000 check for the family as hush money.
The girl’s family has filed a civil suit against the St. Louis archdiocese and Archbishop Robert Carlson.
Jiang lived with Carlson at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica.