Twice arrested priest still has backers

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.

[St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

However, the criminal case against Fr. Jiang was dropped for complicated legal reasons.

[Fox 2]

But her civil suit is continuing.

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