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MO--In sudden shift, accused priest wants deposition stopped

For immediate release: Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

For more information: Amy Lorenz-Moser 314 312 4979 (attorney), David Clohessy 314 566, Barbara Dorris 314 503 0003,

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.

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OH - SNAP responds to girl's kidnapping

July 24, 2016


Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

9th District

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

Senate Building
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215

Dear Lawmakers:

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.

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