ST. LOUIS (MO)
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
I’ve been doing this for 25 years now and have rarely seen such a small but loud bunch of people rallying around a predator priest like those backing Fr. Joseph Jiang in St. Louis.
A now teenaged girl says Jiang abused her a few years ago.
Her parents believe her.
The police believe her.
The prosecutors believe her.
St. Louis’ most experienced clergy sex abuse attorney believes her.
Law enforcement officials, in a court filing, say they have hard evidence, including a phone message, a number of text messages and a $20,000 check that Jiang reportedly left for the girl’s parents after they confronted him with their suspicions.
And his own archbishop suspends him.
However, the criminal case against Fr. Jiang was dropped for complicated legal reasons.
But her civil suit is continuing.http://www.snapnetwork.org/twice_arrested_priest_still_has_backers
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