For immediate release: Friday, Aug. 12, 2016
For more information: Amy Lorenz-Moser 314 312 4979 (attorney), David Clohessy 314 566 9790, firstname.lastname@example.org, Barbara Dorris 314 503 0003,SNAPdorris@gmail.com
Twice-accused priest wants his deposition stopped
Cleric claims “I’m innocent & want to clear my name”
“So why delay and what are you hiding?” SNAP asks
Meanwhile, support group seeks to appeal to another court
In a bizarre civil case, a St. Louis priest who has twice been charged with child sex crimes wants a judge to block his deposition. SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) calls the move “hypocritical” and the group’s attorney is planning to proceed with the deposition.
Fr. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang, has been criminally charged in two eastern Missouri counties with molesting a boy and a girl. Last summer, Fr. Jiang filed a civil lawsuit alleging “a conspiracy” by SNAP, prosecutors, two police officers and the parents of a boy, to deprive the priest of his civil rights because he is Chinese and Catholic.
July 24, 2016
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
One Maritime Plaza, Room. 600
Toledo, OH 43604
Senator Sherrod Brown
713 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Representative: D. Michael Ashford (District 44)
Representative: Teresa Fedor (District 45)
Representative Robert McColley (District 81)
Representative Michael Sheehy (District 46)
C/O Ohio House of Representatives
77 S High St Fl 12,
Columbus, OH 43215
Senator Edna Brown (District 11)
Senator Cliff Hite (District 1)
Senator Randy Gardner (District 2)
c/o Ohio Senate
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215
Our community is overwhelmed with grief as we watch helplessly, a family grieve the senseless and violent murder of a 20 year-old college student, Sierah Joughin who was abducted last week while innocently riding her purple bicycle in broad daylight in a quiet rural area less than a half mile from her home.