SNAP concerned with survivor confidentiality after judge's sanctions

SNAP concerned with survivor confidentiality after judge's sanctions

After a St. Louis federal judge levied sanctions last week against the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests for resisting a court order to turn over documents containing victim information, the advocacy group says it worries what such pursuits pose to survivor confidentiality going forward.

The sanctions came in the civil rights suit brought by Fr. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang, a Chinese-born priest ordained for the St. Louis archdiocese who has brought conspiracy and defamation charges against SNAP and others in regard to a 2014 criminal charge of child sexual abuse that was eventually dropped. Twice in the last three years, Jiang has been criminally charged with child sexual abuse and twice the charges were dropped. A civil suit remains pending.

Judge Carol Jackson of the U.S. Eastern District Court of Missouri ruled on Aug. 22 that SNAP deliberately and willfully refused to  . . .

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  • commented 2016-09-02 18:08:42 -0500
    SNAP is well aware that these are baseless bogus claims made against Rev. Jiang by people who sought money from him and the Catholic church. There is no credible evidence, which is why the charges were dismissed. And despite Rev. Jiang’s innocence, SNAP ignores this fact and continues to fan the flames to ruin the reputation of a good priest. Judge Jackson is right. Pay up.
  • commented 2016-09-02 17:28:59 -0500
    Thanks for the " shock and awe " campaign Boston
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