For immediate release: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Pedophile priest is subject of hearing
He's been arrested twice & faces a civil suit
Cleric has moved with and lived with archbishop
A hearing is set for tomorrow morning (Monday, 06/02/14) in the criminal child sex abuse case against a St. Louis priest.
He is Fr. Joseph Jiang, who is reportedly very close to Archbishop Robert Carlson. This is the second time in recent years he's been arrested on child sex charges – once in Lincoln County and now in St. Louis city.
The hearing is at 9:01 a.m. before Judge Theresa Counts Burke in the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, according to Casenet. The Casenet entry also includes this phrase “Public Grand Jury Indict.”
Fr. Jiang is free on $150,000 bond.
At least one member of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, will be present.
One of Fr. Jiang's victims is represented by attorney Ken Chackes.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 18,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)